[Full-Disclosure] [Secure Network Operations, Inc.] Full Disclosure != Exploit Release
Nicolas.Villatte at advalvas.be
Tue Jan 28 19:22:32 GMT 2003
I am sorry but people who made this virus does not appear as script
kiddies to me. Do you prefer to be aware of the exploit like the ones
that will use it after some modifications or do you prefer only some
"elite" is able to harm the systems?
Personally, I prefer to die seeing my enemy than being stabbed.
De : full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com] De la part de Strategic
Envoyé : lundi 27 janvier 2003 3:19
À : full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com
Objet : [Full-Disclosure] [Secure Network Operations, Inc.] Full
Disclosure != Exploit Release
I have been following the subject of full disclosure for a while, and as
most of you know, have dealt with some of the issues that full
disclosure can cause (HP/Secure Network Operations/DMCA). While the
idea of full disclosure is a good idea, and while we support it, we feel
that the exploit source code should not be released to everyone.
It is possible to prove a vulnerability exists by releasing well written
advisories. Because of this fact, proof of concept code (exploit
source) is not a requirement for the education of the possibly
vulnerable. Releasing non-malicious exploit code is also not an option
as any local script bunny/kiddie can easily render it functional.
Proof of concept code is useful for legitimate contract based
penetration tests. It is also useful for study as it demonstrates
fundamental flaws computers today (not built in security). But again,
proof of concept code is not for everyone.
I am interested in hearing the opinions of the people on this list. If
you are for exploit source disclosure, I would like to hear arguments
supported by facts, that explain why. I am equally interested in
reasons why not to disclose information.
With that said, Secure Network Operations, Inc. will no longer be
releasing functional proof of concept code. We may release sufficiently
Adriel T. Desautels
Secure Network Operations, Inc. (SNOsoft)
phone: (978) 263-3829 | http://www.snosoft.com
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