Microsoft patching zero-day Windows 7 SMB hole

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by n3td3v, Nov 15, 2009.

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    by n3td3v November 14, 2009 1:38 PM PST

    "3 days almost is more than enough time to send out a super-critical
    patch for an issue like this via Windows Update"

    You don't know much do you about what goes into it to roll out a patch
    on a world-wide scale in such a widely used product. It cannot be done
    in three days, it takes a least a month minimum to verify the
    vulnerability, documentation prepared, the patch developed and tested
    to meet the requirement.

    If Microsoft rushed a patch and it wasn't to the correct standard and
    it crashed every system world-wide, there would be an outcry.

    There is no excuse for what Gaffié did, he has no respect for
    Microsoft, its customers or internet security and the security
    industry of security professionals.

    Keep in mind security professionals need to test the Microsoft patches
    in-house before they get rolled into individual corporate networks
    even if a patch is released.

    It's everybody affected by such bad disclosures as this not just
    Microsoft. If you think this is teaching Microsoft a lesson its not,
    its a sure way to get everyone in the security industry not to like
    you though.

    Security professionals are happy with the required time it takes
    Microsoft to release a patch, it cannot be done any faster than it is

    Gaffié is a loner on this issue if he thinks direct action will change
    corporate policy, its border-line cyber-terrorism.;tback
    n3td3v, Nov 15, 2009
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