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Re: ZDI-09-018: Symantec Client Security Alert Originator Service Stack Overflow Vulnerability

On 4/28/2009 4:39 PM, ZDI Disclosures wrote:
an attacker can overflow that buffer leading
to arbitrary code execution in the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007-09-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-04-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory

WTF? What ever happened to using the threat of disclosure to get vendors to patch their bugs in a timely manner? They even released new major versions of the product during that time and they're still vulnerable.

I guess responsible disclosure (from the consumer's point of view) isn't something polite corporations do.