NT/W2K Source leak
From: Russ (Russ.Cooper_at_RC.ON.CA)
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 12:30:46 -0500 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
1. NT source is NT 4.0 SP3, contains 27000+ files (658MB). It is all NT
4.0 Server except IIS, includes IE 4. No references to Mainsoft (see
2. W2K is SP1, a very small subset, IE 5, SNMP, PKI, networking and some
SDK stuff. 28000+ files (338MB - although many of these are empty mail
messages and other crap.) Does contain 3 references to MainSoft. Much of
what is there is available elsewhere.
MS confirmed the leak at;
I'd be very surprised if this leak results in any significant new risk.
Given how hard people have pounded away at the binaries in the past,
pouring over 55,000 source file to find something new in old versions
will likely/hopefully be a very unfulfilling task.
Russ - NTBugtraq Editor
NTBugtraq Editor's Note:
Most viruses these days use spoofed email addresses. As such, using an Anti-Virus product which automatically notifies the perceived sender of a message it believes is infected may well cause more harm than good. Someone who did not actually send you a virus may receive the notification and scramble their support staff to find an infection which never existed in the first place. Suggest such notifications be disabled by whomever is responsible for your AV, or at least that the idea is considered.