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oracle not only offeder - researchers NOT responsible?
From: Gadi Evron <ge () linuxbox org>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 02:38:52 +0200
The following is a very well researched text from Matthew Murphy's blog
discussing the matter of disclosing vulnerabilities to many vendors (and
specifically Microsoft). Further, as I understand it, he shows how
vendors today use terms such as "responsible disclosure" to scare
researchers and claim they are NOT responsible if they don't do it their
While I certainly did not dispute the facts that David Litchfield showed
of Oracle's behaviour, I did not agree with how he did it or that Oracle
Oracle is not the only offender, and while I agree that Microsoft has
come a LONG way and takes security a whole lot more seriously than they
used to.. they still seem to not understand the security community and
treat security as a PR problem.
He shows specific cases and vulnerabilities, and is worth a read. Quite
Refreshing and very informative.
- oracle not only offeder - researchers NOT responsible? Gadi Evron (Dec 12)