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Re: MSIE src&name property disclosure
From: Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf () ghettot org>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:13:57 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Berend-Jan Wever wrote:

In response to statements found at
http://news.com.com/Exploit+code+makes+IE+flaw+more+dangerous/2100-1002_3-5439370.html

Yup.

But what amuses me most, is the following bit:

  "Microsoft has begun to investigate the Iframe vulnerability and has not
  been made aware of any program designed to exploit the flaw, the company
  said in an e-mail statement to CNET News.com."

When you posted your first message confirming that the problem is
exploitable, I forwarded it to secure () microsoft com, so that they know
they have a problem in case they do not read Full-Disclosure. I got no
response. Later, when you posted a working exploit, I sent them another
forward, including a remark it is probably a good idea to react now, if
they failed to do so before.

In response, I got a mail from "Lennart" of Microsoft Security Response
Center, saying that they are aware of the problem and read mailing lists,
and that my original mail simply got lost in the noise.

Several days later, this statement surfaces in an article, showing beyond
any doubt that they are, quite simply, lying to the public to save face
and gain time.

As much as I am not a rabid Microsoft hater, this pissed me off more than
a bit.

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