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[Full-Disclosure] DJB's contest (repost after being moderated on BGTQ)
Date: Sat Dec 25 2004 - 10:31:25 CST
Hey all, DJB,
>> Is the class on responsible disclosure next semester perhaps?
Responsible disclosure is a euphemism creating by industry lobby groups
like OIS, which never had much support in the security scene in the first
> The reason that the 16 students sent their 91 reports to me privately is
> so that they wouldn't have to deal with people like you. It was entirely
> my decision to send out these 44 public notices.
If I am allowed to suggest something for a possible re-run of the same
It would probably be more interesting to set a lower bar on the number of
vulnerabilities but to restrict the focus a bit more -- e.g. asking for 1
exploitable bug in a list of widely used software (Bind/OpenSSH/ProFTPd (or
even QMail :-)
would focus students on larger pieces of software that are a bit more
e.g. nasm. This would lead to the students searching for less "standardized"
Then again, it sounds like a really fun course :)
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