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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Nov 24, 2021, 21:33
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 Verno
 
Linux had at least 5 privilege escalation exploits in the past few years, one that went undiscovered for 7 years of kernel development. Glass house, stones, etc. The author of this exploit wasn't pleased witih "reduced bug bounty payouts" so he tuned up his old exploit, claimed it was unfixed and released it.

The presence of security vulnerabilities is a given in software development because most original input is (for now) human. That's why best practices, testing and methodology matter so much. Disclosure and reaction are super important. If anything I would say Microsoft has improved in this regard.
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Re: New Windows zero-day with public exploit lets you become an admin.
Nov 23, 2021, 17:27
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 11:31:
This is not a repeat from XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1.

I mean, it's not like they haven't had 7 OS releases (counting 10 and 11) and twenty years to figure out how to prevent privilege escalation.

What a strange comment... privilege escalation bugs can and probably will happen in any OS

Maybe Linux developers need more time as well? For example CVE-2021-33909 or CVE-2016-5195
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Re: New Windows zero-day with public exploit lets you become an admin.
Nov 23, 2021, 11:51
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Nov 23, 2021, 11:51
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 11:31:
This is not a repeat from XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1.

I mean, it's not like they haven't had 7 OS releases (counting 10 and 11) and twenty years to figure out how to prevent privilege escalation.
Um, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11 have all been X% more secure than the previous OS. Or at least they were advertised as such.
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New Windows zero-day with public exploit lets you become an admin.
Nov 23, 2021, 11:31
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New Windows zero-day with public exploit lets you become an admin. Nov 23, 2021, 11:31
Nov 23, 2021, 11:31
 
This is not a repeat from XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1.

I mean, it's not like they haven't had 7 OS releases (counting 10 and 11) and twenty years to figure out how to prevent privilege escalation.
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