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Re: [Full-disclosure] Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes

From: Chris Evans <scarybeasts_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 19:57:49 GMT
To: Dan Kaminsky <dan@doxpara.com>


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Dan Kaminsky <dan@doxpara.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
>> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:38:34 EST, James Matthews said:
>>
>>> Why doesn't microsoft throw some of it's weight behind Mozilla and ditch IE
>>> forever. It doesn't suit their image.
>>
>> Unfortunately, the PR doesn't work that way. Do you really want to be buying
>> an entire operating system from somebody who just admitted they can't even
>> produce a workable browser with all their resources?
>>
>> (Note this works differently in the Linux world, where the kernel crew doesn't
>> even pretend to write browsers, and the Firefox crew *just* does browsers, and
>> somebody else *just* does OpenOffice, and distros (for the most part) just worry
>> about integration issues, and everybody only claims to do their little part
>> well)
>
> Seriously. I mean, just look at Linux, Firefox, and OpenOffice.
> Pristine code, not a single security vulnerability between them :)

Any complicated and evolving piece of software will have security vulnerabilities all the time.
Maybe comparing and contrasting response to vulnerabilities would be interesting?

Cheers
Chris

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