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Ormandy gave Microsoft 60 days, not 5

AlgorithMan (937244) writes | about 4 years ago

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AlgorithMan (937244) writes "We recently discussed the disclosure of an exploit for Windows-XP by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy only 5 days after notifying Microsoft about it. Many called his action irresponsible and even criminal, especially since the exploit is actively attacked. It turns out he gave them 60 days, not 5! In this regard I might add that many people seem to think "zero-day" was a synonymous for "exploit". It is not. If anything, it would have been a "five-day"."

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Not quite (1)

mr_gorkajuice (1347383) | about 4 years ago | (#32599792)

We recently discussed the disclosure of an exploit for Windows-XP by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy only 5 days after notifying Microsoft about it.

It turns out he gave them 60 days, not 5!

The second part appears to attempt to correct misinformation in the first part. However, the first part is accurate. Tavis didn't "give" 60 days. He demanded commitment to 60 days, didn't get it, and went "5 days it is then".

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