Re: Microsoft Strategic Technology Protection Program

From: Kayne Ian (Softlab) (Ian.Kayne@SOFTLAB.CO.UK)
Date: 10/04/01

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Date:         Thu, 4 Oct 2001 09:24:57 +0100
From: "Kayne Ian (Softlab)" <Ian.Kayne@SOFTLAB.CO.UK>
Subject:      Re: Microsoft Strategic Technology Protection Program

In Win2k at least, there is already the facility to slipstream servicepacks
into the installation source:;EN-US;Q271791

Ian Kayne
Technical Specialist - IT Solutions
Softlab Ltd - A BMW Company

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Russell [mailto:ryan@SECURITYFOCUS.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 6:28 PM
> Subject: Re: Microsoft Strategic Technology Protection Program
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Russ wrote:
> > While there are additional things planned, the biggest thing missing
> > at this stage is a re-release of the NT 4.0 Option Kit CD which
> > contains;
> >
> > 1. Patched version of IIS 4.0 (one that's not vulnerable out of the
> > box)
> > 2. Patched versions of MDAC
> > 3. Modifications to the samples to eliminate RDS
> > 4. Modified default installation that doesn't install in a way known
> > to be exploitable
> > 5. Modified Setup program that doesn't re-install removed script
> > mappings and other components after the user has manually removed
> > them (since that's what many people have done to protect themselves)
> How about what was discussed at the NTBugtraq 1st annual party, which
> is a way to patch the install images? You know, be able to apply the
> service pack and hotfixes to the i386 install directory, so
> that when you
> do a new install, there is no opportunity to foget to apply
> the service
> pack? So that when i add a new service to my install, I don't have
> to re-apply the service pack or hotfixes. That's one of the
> big problems
> with cleaning up a large enterprise. You can do a massive
> sweep of your
> company making sure you've got all the patches installed, and
> the next day
> someone does an install of NT, or adds dial up networking,
> and now you've
> got a vulnerable box again.
> Ryan

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