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Re: Microsoft releases critical fix that breaks their own software!
From: "Geoff Shively" <gshively () pivx com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 14:26:21 -0700

Deus,
I posted this from my sub main e-mail account trying to get people's
attention. If I said 'we have a fix' or something like that, it would show
comercial intentions- that we do not have. this is free, and totally
pro-bono. Also, it is PivX's, but not mine- its the brainchild of a few of
the dev team guys (silly monekys).

I can also blame insomnia and temporary neurosis after using my thinkg33k
cafine soap! :)

Thanks,
-geoff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deus, Attonbitus" <Thor () HammerofGod com>
To: "Geoff Shively" <gshively () pivx com>; <bugtraq () securityfocus com>
Cc: "Focus on Microsoft Mailing List" <FOCUS-MS () SECURITYFOCUS COM>
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: Microsoft releases critical fix that breaks their own software!


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: At 10:58 PM 6/12/2002, Geoff Shively wrote:
: >What classic MS, their newest critical alert dealing with the Gopher Root
: >Vulnerability discussed on Security Focus last week
: >[http://online.securityfocus.com/news/464] seems to break windows media
: >player.
: >
: >Is there any validity to this- and, does their fix work?
: >
: >More info on the microsoft critical alert:
:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security
/
: >bulletin/MS02-027.asp
: >More info on the breakage: http://www.pivx.com/workaround_fail.html
:
:
: Why would you phrase the question like this when you *are* PivX, know the
: vulnerability exists, and have your own fix for it?
: I mean, asking "is there any validity to this" seems almost like you are
: trying to pretend to be an unattached 3rd party-- To me, anyway...
:
: I would think it would be just fine to say "Hey, here is the problem, we
: have verified it, and we have a solution.... "
:
: Of course, feel free to correct me if I am wrong...
:
: AD
:
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