l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Mar 18 15:47

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox] what do they pay their staff for?!?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox] what do they pay their staff for?!?

everyone probably read yesterday about the win2k IIS vulnerability
in webdav yesterday.   heck, webdav *sounds* like a security hole
waiting to happen.

and they made no bones about it:  the news said, in black and white,
there was a tool readily available for download that exploits the
vulnerability.   the news also said a patch was available from MS.

today i read the news.  the US army's webserver was hacked.  the webdav
hole is to blame.

ok, let's forget the issue of why the army is using IIS to begin with.
that's a whole different issue.  i'm wondering who gets paid to sit
around and administrate army webservers, and why it didn't occur to them

   "hey, wait a minute.  WE'RE running IIS on win2k servers!"

a website isn't a big deal, but considering we're on the brink of war,
you'd think the administrators would be a bit more on the ball.  who
knows what's networked to what.  heck, i don't have microsoft anything,
and i still knew about the webdav hack.


Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.