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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2007, 07:05:45 PM »
Hi bob3160,

But this is even worse, the patches that weren't there or the so-called outstanding vulnerabilities, and there is a critical amongst 'em:
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=1940&dshield=f4ef5d5410c17a922b1089efa3a7914c

How do you view this?

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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #76 on: April 12, 2007, 10:42:11 PM »
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IT organizations are being urged to deploy a patch for a bug affecting how Microsoft Windows handles animated cursors as spammers step up their efforts to exploit the flaw—this time with a promise of lewd pictures of celebrity hotel heiress Paris Hilton.

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"Although organizations appear to be getting better, we still see exploits for vulnerabilities long after the patches have been released," Hubbard said. "As an example we see approximately 10-15 percent exploitation success on vulnerabilities that have been patched for 6 months-plus still."

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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #77 on: April 12, 2007, 10:55:45 PM »
Oh! & what we should do now. MS is continuing the fight with their "holes", but the costumers are still vulnerable to "ANI" ??? :o :-\ :'(
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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #78 on: April 12, 2007, 11:15:08 PM »
Oh! & what we should do now. MS is continuing the fight with their "holes", but the costumers are still vulnerable to "ANI" ??? :o :-\ :'(
It's been patched.... Did you do the update???
All this article states is that even though the patch has been issued, it's still in use and still effective
because people don't update their systems.
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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #79 on: April 12, 2007, 11:37:31 PM »
Hi bob3160,

But you did not see my link further up the thread or did not read the info there. There are some long(er) outstanding holes in Microsoft code for which there are no patches in sight. That is even worse like a zero-day that will be patched, but a hole for which there is no cure in siight is a security risk.

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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #80 on: April 13, 2007, 12:14:41 AM »
Hi bob3160,

But you did not see my link further up the thread or did not read the info there. There are some long(er) outstanding holes in Microsoft code for which there are no patches in sight. That is even worse like a zero-day that will be patched, but a hole for which there is no cure in siight is a security risk.

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I saw and read your post Damien.  :)
Didn't answer it because we already know that MS only seems to act when it becomes an actual threat.  >:(
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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #81 on: April 13, 2007, 08:42:17 AM »
Hi Bob!
Indeed, that's why IMHO, the behavior of Microsoft in this situation is a huge problem ;(
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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #82 on: April 13, 2007, 09:10:27 AM »
Hi avatar2005,

One of the problems here is backward compatibility and M$ rather putting their own solutions on top as a way to steer away from competition (making their own standards prevail, or own them) or running other standards into the ground. Some of the problems mentioned are unavoidable, and just come with software and coders, because humans are fallible beings...etc)
But for some of its problems M$ has to blame themelves in their continuing drive to uphold their monopolies (their flip flop on Sun java for instance, while developers begged to come around another way: http://news.com.com/2100-1001-203541.html ). As this is not likely to change in the foreseeable, we're in for more surprise..

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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #83 on: April 13, 2007, 07:13:01 PM »
I meant that ??? ??? ???
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Re: Exploit for "Zero-Day" Vulnerability Detected by Microsoft
« Reply #84 on: April 14, 2007, 01:34:49 AM »
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But for some of its problems M$ has to blame themelves in their continuing drive to uphold their monopolies
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If it where your product and your bread and butter wouldn't you ???
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