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From: tremaine.lea at (Tremaine Lea)
Subject: The new Microsoft math:  1 patch for 14 vul
	nerabilities, MS04-011


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 9:38 AM
> To: Edward W. Ray
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] The new Microsoft math: 1 
> patch for 14 vulnerabilities, MS04-011 


> Yeah, this is pretty disgusting.  

> Seemingly harmless in application, but when you consider 
> features often creep into patches in M$ software, it makes it 
> extremely difficult to test a single mega-patch like this on 
> a few thousand systems with different configurations and 
> custom software installations.  I can tell you first hand, 
> that dealing with them in bunches severely slows the patch 
> release process in enterprise environments.
> And I don't buy "its easier if it is all together".  If your 
> patch management system doesn't suck, any number of seperate 
> patches can be applied just as easily as a subset of them.
> tim

This merely begs the question, why do they not then release the patches as
both?  A single "patch'em all" one for single users and those who can afford
to implement patches this way, and a broken out set of the patch that can be
more thoroughly tested in larger scale environments where the big patch
solution doesn't work.


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