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From: bwiedman at iconsinc.com (Blake Wiedman)
Subject: AW: no more public exploits

Just a bit of info.

Military patching usually adheres to the following standard (I was in
the Air Force so when I state military I mean AF)

1. Microsoft releases a patch.

2. DISA reviews it

3.  Either the same day or longer DiSA informs local MAJCOM NOC's

4.  Local MAJCOM NOCS receive the patch notification and a deadline for
applying the patch.

5. The patch can either be received from DISA if provided or if not
provided downloaded directly from Microsoft.

6. S.A's and MAJCOM NOCS must give status report as to which machines
were updated and which were not.

7. Status and patch implementation is entered into monthly metrics.

This is a very basic over view.

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Ng, Kenneth
(US)
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 5:37 PM
To: 'Bernard J. Duffy'; full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
Subject: RE: AW: [Full-Disclosure] no more public exploits

The military does have a lot of rules, some are followed more than
others.
A friend got about 20 copies of the Melissa email worm on a computer
that
was on a network that was supposed to be completely isolated from the
outside.  How much you wanna bet someone decided to save a few dollars
by
dual honing a few pc's?  Heck, I've seen someone dual hone a NT4 box
with
every service known to man turned on, zero patches, TO THE INTERNET.
Thank
god he didn't have the right default route.

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com]On Behalf Of Bernard J.
Duffy
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 3:38 PM
To: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
Subject: Re: AW: [Full-Disclosure] no more public exploits


Are you saying that the military has standardized best practices that
mandate the immediate installation of vendor OS patches? If they do, I
highly doubt that such policies are widely adhered to.

The fact is, quickly released security patches can and often do break
applications, particularly when the system configuration is less
common. Ask any Windows NT administrator about that.

I would venture to guess that you would not be a happy camper if the
IT organization supporting the systems that process your payroll or
banking applied code fixes without a robust testing procedure.

Bernard Duffy
bduffy@...ap.rr.com

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 13:13:04 +0800, tcleary2@....com.au
<tcleary2@....com.au> wrote:
> 
> Cael Abal said:
> 
> >Realistically,the lack of a widespread published exploit means an
> >attack on any given machine is less likely.  An admin who chooses
> >to ignore these probabilities isn't looking at their job with the
right
> perspective.
> 
> You missed the "IMHO".
> 
> In the Military your generalisation is probably not a self evident
truth.
> 
> To quote another posters sig. "Knowing what you don't know is more
> important
> than knowing what you know." and I would add that that's because what
you
> do know you can try to deal with.
> 
> Enough of the philosophy class.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> tom.
>
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