Did Microsoft pull an Ilfak? Microsofts patch under a magnifying glass


So, Microsoft released a patch ahead of schedule. We can only applaud that. But what does that patch do? Exactly what Ilfak Guilfanov’s patch did, only he built it in a few hours (plus some testing).

Microsoft disallowed SETABORT. Same as Ilfak’s… rearranged a bit. See for yourselves below. If that is the best solution, we see no harm in that either. It just seems that MS06-001 is Ilfak’s patch in a prettier outfit.

We understand the need for extensive testing, so the time differential in this case can be accepted. And yet… SecuriTeam Blogs » Did Microsoft pull an Ilfak? Microsoft’s patch under a magnifying glass

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 6th January 2006 2:53AM