Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:07 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows "Hey Folks - this is Mike Reavey. We're all glad that MS07-017 - the Security Bulletin that fixes the vulnerability in Animated Cursor Handling - has been released, helping to block attacks on that vulnerability. While we released it within 5 days of being notified of attacks, we have received questions from customers about why it took us 3 months to develop and release the fix for this vulnerability. I wanted to provide some insight into the history of this vulnerability, and while doing so, hopefully provide insight into the overall security update lifecycle, including testing, which consumes the greatest amount of time."
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geez
by poundsmack on Wed 4th Apr 2007 22:02 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

I have no problem with MS taking a little while to make sure a good quality patch is released but to take as long as they did only to rush it in the end is insane. not to mention al the problems it is causing

http://neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=39249

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RE: geez
by Laurence on Wed 4th Apr 2007 22:39 in reply to "geez"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I got the impression that the article was only posted on the blog site because people were commenting on how long it took to release and MS wanted to save face

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