Re: [Full-disclosure] Getting Off the Patch



Christian,

There is no 'direct alternative' as we have already established that there
is no "be all and end all" for security, it's when you layer these factors
on top of each other that it becomes more effective.

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM, Christian Sciberras <uuf6429@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

I'm getting a bit annoyed reading over and over arguments which I've
highlighted some time ago anyway (
http://www.mail-archive.com/full-disclosure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/msg44454.html
).

The real question, what is the *direct* alternative to patching?

Don't say "sandboxing" because it doesn't always work.
And don't tell me about only installing the system critical issues only -
that's called "update by priority".
Also, please remember that we are talking against patching, not discussing
where patching works(/ is better) or not so I would expect any serious
arguments to completely exclude patching.

Regards,
Chris.






On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 9:05 PM, coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM, phocean <0x90@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
... how is this new ? It has been the best
practice of good system/security administrators for years.

And it doesn't look like a "no patching" policy yet...


sure, .. though you've made me sad considering how few organizations
do "best practice, good system/security administration".

not new, still difficult? (~_~;)


that leaves consensus:
"no patching" elusive, yet to be observed in real-world. (e.g.
yeti or bigfeets)

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