Re: [Full-Disclosure] RE: Disclosure policy in Re: RealPlayer vulnerabilities
From: Tim Johnson (tjohnson_at_SANDISK.COM)
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:58:56 -0700 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
Actually, this is overly simplistic. Especially when we are
dealing with home users, immediate disclosure to the public is
My parents are not subscribed to this or any other security
bulletin mailing list, for example, and even though I try to keep them
as up to date as possible, the chances that they are going to be able to
update their system immediately is pretty slim unless we're talking
about a patch distributed via AU. The implication that they chose not to
heed the warning is ludicrous.
But even in the case of a business, assuming that everyone can
just apply every patch that comes down the pipe blindly and hope for the
best is unreasonable.
Like Drew, I believe in Full Disclosure. But are you really
telling me that it is reasonable to give the vendor time to test a
patch, but not the end users?
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[mailto:NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM] On Behalf Of Jason Coombs PivX
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] RE: Disclosure policy in Re: RealPlayer
Drew Copley wrote:
> ... ... ... ... ... ..., and, ... ... ...
To disclose, or not to disclose. That is the question.
Immediate full disclosure that cannot be disputed and leaves no room for
debate immediately helps anyone who chooses to receive and consider the
disclosure. Everything else serves only to delay and obscure that clear
and urgent security alert communique, increasing the window of exposure
and the Total Risk of Ownership needlessly.
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