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Re: Web sites compromised by IIS attack
From: Maarten <fulldisc () ultratux org>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 03:41:15 +0200

On Thursday 01 July 2004 12:09, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:08:27 CDT, Paul Schmehl <pauls () utdallas edu>  said:
I attended a presentation yesterday for a security product in the
application firewall field.  During the presentation, the CISSP stated
that "in every 1000 lines of code there will be 15 errors".  I don't know
if I'd agree with that - I suspect most coders are a bit better than that
- but I had to chuckle, because, of course, I immediately thought, "So
you admit that your code is riddled with holes!"

Actually, I suspect most coders are *worse* than that.

Sendmail 8.13.0 weighs in at just about 90K lines of C code for
the main program.  By that metric, there should only have been 135
bugs in it. In fact, there are 441 occurrences of 'Problem noted by'
in the release notes.

Except for the fact that your math is off; 15 times 90 equals 1350, not 135.
By that number, we'd have to assume that not even half of sendmails' bug are 
found as of yet, which imho is a little hard to believe.

just nitpicking, but...


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