Yes, the bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 Squid web caching proxy is a bad one. As the Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 1202858 reads, “restarting testing build of squid results in deleting all files in hard-drive.”
I think we can all agree that’s a bad, bad bug. Soon, people were talking about it at Hacker News, numerous Reddit threads, Twitter, and on and on. Here’s the thing though: Yes, it’s a big, bad bug, but it was a bug that never came close to even beta testers, never mind Joe and Jane user.
RHEL 6.7 isn’t even in beta yet. In fact, RHEL 6.7 doesn’t even have a release date yet. This code is so fresh that if it were seafood it would still be in the ocean, never mind a fishing boat, much less your restaurant plate.