June 13th, 2002, 03:33 AM
Unchecked Buffer in Gopher Protocol Handler-Q323759 Security Update
Unchecked Buffer in Gopher Protocol Handler Can Run Code of Attacker's Choice (Q323889)
Originally posted: June 11, 2002
Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer; System administrators running Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 or Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0.
Impact of vulnerability: Run Code of Attacker's Choice.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Recommendation: Customers should implement the workaround detailed in the FAQ.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0
Microsoft ISA Server 2000
Patches are under development and will be posted as soon as they are completed
June 13th, 2002, 07:41 PM
I dont know if I have to be sad or bad .
I found a response on the text above..
They do have small flame's in "focus-ms" aswell .
Why would you phrase the question like this when you *are* PivX, know the vulnerability exists, and have your own fix for it?
I mean, asking "is there any validity to this" seems almost like you are trying to pretend to be an unattached 3rd party-- To me, anyway...
I would think it would be just fine to say "Hey, here is the problem, we have verified it, and we have a solution.... "
Of course, feel free to correct me if I am wrong...
June 14th, 2002, 12:32 AM
what do you say we form a posse and go there and flame away... lol
June 14th, 2002, 03:22 AM
Just goes to show you M$ has no clue as to what gopher was or even why they put it into their OS, oops I think they pay right to use it to the dot edu that invented it, or was it winsock? In short have not allowed gopher on any of my servers as a service since ohooo 1996. Gopher is not new is old, like Archie, Varonica...now JugHead that be M$...then again mention finger in 1996 and newbies thought well cyber sex...LOL...oh never mind ;D I'm all for the possie
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