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From: Strategic Reconnaissance Team (recon_at_snosoft.com)
Date: Wed Jan 29 2003 - 13:29:05 CST
We are considering nessus as an option. When we make our final decision
I will make it a point to send a notification message to full
On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 11:48, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> Personally don't care whether you release exploits or not.
> But will you use nessus and such?
> Because someone filled the nessus db imho.
> Georgi Guninski
> Strategic Reconnaissance Team wrote:
> > All,
> > I have been following the subject of full disclosure for a while, and as
> > most of you know, have dealt with some of the issues that full
> > disclosure can cause (HP/Secure Network Operations/DMCA). While the
> > idea of full disclosure is a good idea, and while we support it, we feel
> > that the exploit source code should not be released to everyone.
> > It is possible to prove a vulnerability exists by releasing well written
> > advisories. Because of this fact, proof of concept code (exploit
> > source) is not a requirement for the education of the possibly
> > vulnerable. Releasing non-malicious exploit code is also not an option
> > as any local script bunny/kiddie can easily render it functional.
> > Proof of concept code is useful for legitimate contract based
> > penetration tests. It is also useful for study as it demonstrates
> > fundamental flaws computers today (not built in security). But again,
> > proof of concept code is not for everyone.
> > I am interested in hearing the opinions of the people on this list. If
> > you are for exploit source disclosure, I would like to hear arguments
> > supported by facts, that explain why. I am equally interested in
> > reasons why not to disclose information.
> > With that said, Secure Network Operations, Inc. will no longer be
> > releasing functional proof of concept code. We may release sufficiently
> > detailed advisories.
-- Strategic Reconnaissance Team <reconsnosoft.com> Secure Network Operations, Inc.
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