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Re: 0-day "vulnerability"
From: Curt Purdy <infosysec () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 12:50:34 -0400

Right as usual t-man, but while we are doing F&Ws job for them,
"Remote code execution" is: any program you can run on a machine you
can't touch (for further explanation, "man touch").

Curt



On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Thor (Hammer of God)
<thor () hammerofgod com> wrote:
None of this really matters.  People will call it whatever they want to.  Generally, all software has some sort of 
vulnerability.  If they want to call the process of that vulnerability being communicated for the first time "0 day 
vulnerability" then so what.

The industry can't (and won't) even come up with what "Remote Code Execution" really means, so trying to standardize 
disclosure nomenclature is a waste of time IMO.
t

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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] 0-day "vulnerability"

Yep. Totally agree. Vulnerability exists in the system since it has been
developed. It is just the matter when it has been disclosed or being exploited.

I would suggest " 0 day disclosure" instead of "0 day vulnerability" :)


------Original Message------
From: Curt Purdy
Sender: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk
To: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: [Full-disclosure] 0-day "vulnerability"
Sent: Oct 28, 2010 8:48 PM

Sorry to rant, but I have seen this term used once too many times to sit idly
by. And used today by what I once thought was a respectable infosec
publication (that will remain nameless) while referring to the current Firefox
vulnerability (that did, by the way, once have a 0-day
sploit)  Also, by definition, a 0-day no longer exists the moment it is
announced ;)

For once and for all: There is no such thing as a "zero-day vulnerability"
(quoted), only a 0-day exploit...

Curt Purdy CISSP, GSNA, GSEC, MCSE+I, CCNA

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