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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 way.

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 is alone.

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.



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