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Re: [vox] new MS vulnerabilities: http://www.lugod.org/microsoft/
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Re: [vox] new MS vulnerabilities: http://www.lugod.org/microsoft/

One can only conclude that Windows is not yet ready for the
desktop.  :-)

-- Rod

On Thursday 12 December 2002 11:02 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=569&ncid=738&e=1&u=/nm/20021213/
> summary: 8 new vulnerabilities found in MS java VM ranging fropm
> "critical" to "low".
> basically, if your point IE to a hostile web page (or even if you read a
> hostile email via outlook), arbitarary code can be executed with root
> privs.  like formatting your hard drive.
> imagine that.  read an email, and your hard drive gets blown away.
> yeah, i'd call that critical.   :-)
> there are two options for closing the java VM security hole:
> 1. go to http://www.microsoft.com/java/vm/dl_vm40.htm to update your VM.
> 2. get rid of windows (and install linux).  :)
> pete
> ps- bill, this is a good one for our "why not" page.

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