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Date: Fri Oct  7 10:08:42 2005
From: raghu.chinthoju at gmail.com (Raghu Chinthoju)
Subject: Websites vulnerabilities disclosure

I say, "... hey listen! your house entrance door latch isn't strong
enough.. there are only 4 screws instead 16, which is the practice..
you have a risk of some one easily barging into your house ...". For
some reason you don't respond.. I publish it in the local news paper
that ".. Mr. X's door latch is week and any one can break it easily
..." Do you think it is ethical??? I seriously think not.

More over, going by my personal experience, I think 5 out of 10
websites[1] would be vulnerable to some kind of security issue, like
running vulnerable versions of the web server, improper input
validation etc, which are just specific them and their clients. Would
would be the interest of general public on such issues? I don't think
any one from those sites would be part of bugtraq or FD as you
mentioned that they are not vendors. Your publication will only
increase the magnitude of their risk and doesn't do good to any one.
If you have time, try to provide them with the required knowledge or
fix. If you cant, just leave them at their fate and move on..

Raghu

[1] I dont have any data to support this.. If you dont agree, please
do so. You have every right to :)


On 10/6/05, offtopic <offtopic@...l.ru> wrote:
> Hi List.
> I need your opinion.
> Recently I found multiply vulnerabilities in several sites. some sites behold to security-related firms but not software vendors. I'm trying to contact that companies under rfpolicy several times but don't receive any response on receive something like "what injection your talking about?".
>
> I want to know - is it "ethical" to use standard vulnerability disclosure policies to public websites? Which fird-party can't be user as coordinator, like CERT/CC?
> Or in other worlds - who should care about Web-sites security?
> Thank you.
>
> (c)oded by offtopic@...l.ru
>
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