Re: Slammer/Sapphire Worm

From: Whoever (nobody@devnull.none)
Date: 04/23/03

From: Whoever <nobody@devnull.none>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 03:19:04 GMT

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Brian wrote:

> I remember reading on Microsoft's website that this worm is OLD and they had
> already released a fix a while ago. If this was true, why did it have the
> impact that it did?

1. Many people don't patch.
2. Some reports ahve suggested that some patches:
        a. Could not be used because they broke systems.
        b. restored the problem.

What I read suggested that MS only issued a complete working patch a few
days before the worm hit.