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Re: FortiGuard Advisory: Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability
From: Pastor Kornell <pastor.kornell () googlemail com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:56:26 +0100

James Birk <jamesbirk () gmail com> wrote:
Good to see nothing's changed with Bugtraq in fifteen years.  Anyone want
to point me to a security list where ads like the one below are not
allowed?


James has a fair point. The advisory could be talking about 9 out of
any 10 Internet Explorer bugs, it was completely generic. No poc, no
analysis, no exploit. Haifei does not tell me anything I did not know
already from MSFT (not much).

I do not care if you want to tag on a listing for your business or
product with the presentation of your work, but it better be a useful
contribution and not an infomercial. it doesn't matter if you do not
have an exploit, but you have to explain the bug with some debugger /
dissasembler / output data and analysis so that we can understand or
assess whether it is realistically exploitable. If you do not show us
even one test case, then we can not test the fix or verify it is fixed
correctly and not just a band-aid around the problem. Learning about
the bug also lets us track trends and do other useful work.

As a useful guide, count how many lines in your mail are advertisement
and how many are advisory - if there are more lines talking about
"FortiGate, FortiMail, FortiShamWow and DietForti" than there are
about the bug, you're doing it wrong.

For now, everyone would have been better off bindiffing just the patch
rather than read your emails. Please fix this in future.

PK

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