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Re: Getting Off the Patch
From: "Phil" <phil () jabea net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:42:31 -0500

It’s too easy to update server OS, that’s the problem for why everyone just
talk about server OS. 

Like for cisco gear, the client need to know that he’s unsecure and he need
someone registered on cisco web site in its IT team to have access to the
patch... For hp gear I updated you need a tftp or a serial cable with a
equipement near... heh, thats really complicated to update...... (harder
than clicking next.. haha) 

In windows, the magic update service automatically flag the admin so it’s
stupid proof. And if you fear to install any patch, then you can even go
virtual and snapshot your server before. (now it’s really zombie proof)

A luck that SOX 404 exist for security consultant



De : full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] De la part de Pete Smith
Envoyé : 19 janvier 2011 21:06
À : Thor (Hammer of God)
Cc : Cor Rosielle (cor () Outpost24 nl); full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Objet : Re: [Full-disclosure] Getting Off the Patch



I agree with most of the stuff that Thor has been saying and from what I
have read this has mostly been centred around patching software on servers.
However most large companies take the don't patch or patch infrequently
stance when it comes to network infrastructure, Cisco, Juniper, 3COM, HP and
other large network infrastructure companies by no means have a clean record
when it comes to vulnerabilities in their software but yet businesses will
often not patch even in environments that are highly redundant and can be
rebooted with no or little impact.

Can anyone seriously say that they patch every time Cisco releases a new
version of IOS?

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