Note to author
Whilst I appreciate the piece, could I make a little suggestion to you and your colleagues.
These types articles are very informative especially for people like me, who are not directly involved in the IT industry.
However, this would be even more informative is you just add when the patch was applied and the software version that contains it. This would be very useful especially for those who rely on distro package managers that may be a few iterations behind that may still contain the bug.