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From: se_cur_ity at hotmail.com (morning_wood)
Subject: Another Low Blow From Microsoft: MBSA Failure!

>> did you try exploit code to verify? that should dispel any ambiguity
>> across scanner reports, it would be real easy to load your network
>> hosts into a batch file or shell script and see how many "roots" you get.

>Given the number of cases we see of somebody posting an actual PoC for
>a vulnerability that *doesn't* *work* on some machines, I'd really hate
>to bet my security on "Oh, the exploit we tried didn't work, we must be
>safe".
>Remember - if the exploit works, you have a problem.  Failure of the
>exploit to work does NOT mean you don't have a problem 

obviously, no need to nitpick the fine points ok.
I KNOW "you" know what I mean and I do not consider
PoC testing "routine", I was meerly suggesting an alternate
method for the poster to verify, he had 2 ways to test, I suggested
a 3rd to raise his confidence factor in his unclear testing results.

m.wood






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