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

From: Dan Kaminsky <dan_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 21:19:40 GMT
To: mrx <mrx@propergander.org.uk>


> Microsoft response: Shrug, oh wait a minute does this vulnerability effect our bottom line?
>
> OSS community response: We're on it, a fix will be available asap.

Testing takes time. That's why both Microsoft and Mozilla test. A fix being *available* and a fix being *deployable* are not at all the same things. "Just pull the latest build from SVN" is rather noticeably not an option.

> "Any complicated and evolving piece of software will have security
> vulnerabilities all the time." Quoted for truth.

More accurate:

"Any complicated piece of software on an active attack surface will have software vulnerabilities found."

There's a lot of projects that stopped evolving, but still have hidden vulns.



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