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Atlassian has warned users of its Bamboo, Bitbucket, Confluence, Fisheye, Crucible, and Jira products that a pair of critical-rated flaws threaten their security. The company's July security advisories detail "Servlet Filter dispatcher vulnerabilities." One of the flaws – CVE-2022-26136 – is described as an arbitrary Servlet …

  1. Valeyard

    Just put it in the backlog and consider it done

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      I would prefer : get your finger out and do the updates, then you can consider it done.

      Management will wait until tomorrow to have its precious Jira timesheets if it means quashing some bugs that have been present since years. And of course they are present since years, because the bug was created in a piece of code that Atlassian has been re-using ever since.


    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      Where did this weird use of "backlog" to mean "issue tracker" or "request list" come from?

      It was used by someone in a meeting at work recently, and confused many of the people attending, who hadn't heard this usage before. It seems to be the sort of strange mangled redefinition used by the sort of people who use abominations like "reach out" «vomits»… (And it was that sort of meeting, rather heavy on the whalesong, a bit lightweight on real work (rather than busywork) being done…)

      A backlog is what results when a metaphorical cog falls out of the machinery, and everything goes horribly wrong and has to catch up, not an expected normal work process, surely?

      1. Robert Grant Silver badge

        Re: "backlog"

        It's just a more general term for things to be done. The implication may be as you say, but your suggestions imply the involvement of issues or requests, which are more concretely incorrect.

      2. Wo

        Re: "backlog"

        The product backlog comes from Agile. It's the prioritised "to do" list

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: "backlog"

          Ah, that explains only too clearly why it's a wanky term, thanks! ;-)

    3. Warm Braw Silver badge

      I wonder at what point on the TDD/ATD/BDD/DDD trajectory they noticed they were being driven the wrong way?

  2. Usually 1027309

    I promise to lower taxes, cut inflation.....and ban, by penalty of death, hardcoded passwords.

    Vote for me friends

    1. Greybearded old scrote Silver badge

      I can't approve of capital punishment. They never remember how much it hurt.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      When I am your benevolent president for life every installation of Confluence and Jira in the world will be burned to the ground.

      Don't vote for him, vote for me, you know it makes sense.

  3. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    Logical expression

    “What IF”

  4. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    With product names like that...

    ... it sounds more like a comic book.

    Is the entire company just a bad joke.

  5. fidodogbreath Silver badge

    "But if we assign people to work on security, then who will count all the money?"

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