Exploit in Ethereum Geth software can cause potential chain split

Quote from the article (includes a pool operator that also runs a large Chia pool)

Part of the chain split was attributable to a handful of powerful miners continuing to use the faulty Go client, including Flexpool, BTC.com and Binance.

And yes, I know this is an Ethereum issue, but if the pool operator can’t keep their software up-to-date for that coin, it just questions their ability to keep things running smoothly.

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generally speaking yes, but it also seems the software provider is trying to cover their own ass here.
I’m saying that because so many nodes, including a few big ones with good reputation didn’t switch yet think there is a bit more going on then just operators forgetting to update.
(disclosure for the record I am mining ETH with them)