Microsoft's Flaw-Finding Tool Has Its Own Flaw

jaykk

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Incase you are wondering what's next for Microsoft after the "Youhavethewayout.com" saga, here is another interesting article -

"Known as the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, the tool scans various Microsoft products for known vulnerabilities and can also alert the user to missing or misapplied patches and hotfixes. However, some users say the tool is a bit overzealous in its efforts and often reports missing patches minutes after they have been applied. "

http://www.eweek.com/article/0,3658,s=712&a=25468,00.asp
 

rainman::|:|

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Feb 2, 2002
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Re: Microsoft's Flaw-Finding Tool Has Its Own Flaw

I hope no one is surprised by this...

too bad it isn't more serious tho... not to laugh at another's misfortune

*snicker*
pnw
 
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Mr. Anderson

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Ha, this is good:D

quote from the aricle:

MBSA can identify vulnerabilities and missing hotfixes in Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, IIS 4.0 and 5.0, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, Internet Explorer 5.01 and later, and Office 2000 and XP

They've basically covered over 90% of all their stuff out there.

Microsoft is just making a bigger and bigger case to switch to a Unix/Linux/Mac server.:cool:
 
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Ensign Paris

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Oh well, I sometimes wonder whether there is a Mac Guy inside Microsoft who makes sure theses errors come up, I really can't understand why a company would make sooooo many mistakes!

Ensign
 
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