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From: jsage at (John Sage)
Subject: The new Microsoft math:  1 patch for 14 vulnerabilities, MS04-011

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:59:14AM -0400, Exibar wrote:
> From: "Exibar" <> To: <>,
> <> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure]
> The new Microsoft math: 1 patch for 14 vulnerabilities, MS04-011
> Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 11:59:14 -0400
> give me a freakin break people.... you guys complain when Microsoft
> doesn't patch something, and now you're complaining when Microsoft
> patches something....

As much as you may wish to defend Micro$oft, the effect, and I suspect
the underlying motives here are pretty obvious.

See, and try to figure out how many patches
for how many individual vulnerabilities were actually dealt with, as
far as the news media can tell.

Extra credit: guess how soon this disinformation will be spun into the
fewest number of patches/vulns possible by the Micro$oft pimps.

Who's got it right:

MS score card: four patches, 20 vulns, heaps of trouble
The Register, UK - 6 hours ago

Microsoft Releases Flurry of 'Critical' Patches, United States - 5 hours ago 
Microsoft offered over 30 patch updates as part of its monthly

MICROSOFT CORP.: Patches to address flaws in Windows
Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL - 7 hours ago
Microsoft Corp. released three critical patches Tuesday to fix...

Microsoft issues patches to fix 20 Windows, e-mail security flaws
Boston Globe, MA - 10 hours ago By Bloomberg News, 4/14/2004.
Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, issued patches to
fix 20 flaws...

Microsoft puts out 4 security patches
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - 13 hours ago
Microsoft Corp. released three critical patches yesterday to fix
Windows security flaws...

Microsoft issues fixes for 21 flaws
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 17 hours ago By Sam Varghese.
Microsoft has acknowledged the existence of 21 vulnerabilities in
various versions...

Microsoft warns of a score of security holes - 21 hours ago
Microsoft released on Tuesday fixes that cover at least 20 Windows

Well, which is it? 3, 21, 20, "over 30", "at least 20"?

This is being done deliberately by Micro$oft to put itself in the best
possible light.

- John
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20 print "Sweet"
30 goto 10

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