One Patch To Rule Them All..

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  1. Paul Wilders

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    A recent XP security hole begs the question, do we really want Microsoft to release individual fixes for every bug?
    By Tim Mullen Sep 30, 2002


    On August 15th, Shane Hird published the details of a potentially serious issue with the Windows XP Help and Support Center where the contents of a known directory could be deleted if an attacker tricked someone into executing a maliciously formatted URL. At the time, there was no published patch, and no official work-around.

    For the most part, it went widely unnoticed. Well, that may be a generalization -- I failed to notice it, as did all of the security people I know, but that doesn't mean the bad guys didn't tuck the information away into their cache of "crappy things to do to people when you're a script kiddie."

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  2. Tinribs

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    Nice use of Tolkiens favourite storyline in the title there Paul ;)
     
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    Grin.."Lord of the Pings" :D

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    *Groan* ;)
     
  5. TheApostate

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    Lo there

    Hehe, saw this thread and thought I detected a Tolkien fan there. All these punny comments are giving me a bellyache though :rolleyes: ;)

    TheApostate
     
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