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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
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

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/
>tc_nm/tech_microsoft_security_dc
>
>
> 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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