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Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 12:30:28 +1200
From: Nick FitzGerald <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: newest category of security bugs considered
 elite ?

Dan Kaminsky wrote:

> I really like the hash length declaration bugs, where the client can  
> tell the server how many bytes of a hash need to be validated.  (Yep,  
> you just say "one byte is plenty")
> SNMPv3 and XML-DSIG both fell to this, catastrophically.

I thought Georgi asked for the newest class of elite vulns?

Does (at least) ten years old count as new?

And against Win9x count as elite?   8-)

FWIW, MS00-072 was fairly widely exploited in the wild by at least the 
Opaserv (aka Opasoft) family of worms, though not until a couple (?) of 
years after the bulletin's release.


Nick FitzGerald

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