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RE: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft's Binary Planting Clean-Up Mission



Hi Thor,

Thank you very much for sharing your point of view. If Microsoft thought the same
though, they probably wouldn't be fixing these bugs. I suppose they don't "understand
what security really is" the same way we don't. ;-)

Regards,
Mitja

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thor (Hammer of God) [mailto:thor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:11 PM
> To: security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; 
> full-disclosure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; cert@xxxxxxxx; si-cert@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft's Binary Planting 
> Clean-Up Mission
> 
> From your blog:
> 
> "While we know there's still a lot of cleaning up to do in 
> their binary planting closet, our research-oriented minds 
> remain challenged to find new ways of exploiting these 
> critical bugs and bypassing new and old countermeasures. In 
> the end, it was our research that got the ball rolling and it 
> would be a missed opportunity for everyone's security if we 
> didn't leverage the current momentum and keep researching. "
> 
> I would change that around a bit.  I would say "our 
> self-serving and marketing-oriented minds remain challenged 
> to understand what security really is, but regardless, 
> continue to find ways of trying to convince people this 
> represents an actual security threat. In the end, it was our 
> research that falsely created security concerns and confusion 
> where time was better spent really doing just about anything 
> else, but it would have been a missed opportunity to get our 
> names in the media to sell our security services." 
> 
>  t
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: full-disclosure-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> >[mailto:full-disclosure- bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of ACROS 
> >Security Lists
> >Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:05 AM
> >To: bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; full-disclosure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
> >cert@xxxxxxxx; si-cert@xxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft's Binary Planting 
> Clean-Up Mission
> >
> >
> >Our new blog post describes some recent changes Microsoft 
> introduced to 
> >fight against binary planting exploits. The most recent 
> change was the 
> >removal of a vulnerable COM server on Windows XP which we 
> used in our 
> >proof of concept at Hack In The Box Amsterdam in May.
> >
> >Read the post to find out what else is hiding in the "COM 
> server binary 
> >planting"
> >closet and what to do to get our PoC back to life.
> >
> >http://blog.acrossecurity.com/2011/09/microsofts-binary-plant
> ing-clean-
> >up.html
> >
> >or
> >
> >http://bit.ly/qWyKph
> >
> >Enjoy the reading!
> >
> >
> >Mitja Kolsek
> >CEO&CTO
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