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Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby barbaz » Sat May 13, 2017 4:29 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Sat May 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Yes, they did. It is a greater good situation.

It is nice to see some companies still have a soul; even if for nothing else than avoiding bad reputation for themselves. Although in all fairness, since they told you a long time ago they are done supporting it, any bitching on the part of the public is just ignorant anyway.
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Re: Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby morganism » Sat May 13, 2017 9:57 pm

MsMpEng: Remotely Exploitable Type Confusion in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, Windows Server, SCEP, Microsoft Security Essentials, and more.

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1252&desc=5

and the twit feed for the discoverer is pretty good info for other researchers too

Tavis Ormandy

https://twitter.com/taviso
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Re: Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Sat May 13, 2017 10:22 pm

Yes, even Tavis was impressed by the unprecedentedly quick patch and release by Microsoft before a single in the wild event ever took place. I am the last guy to be a M$ fanboy but when credit is deserved, it is due and sincerely given.
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Re: Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby barbaz » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:35 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby therube » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 pm

(Thanks for posting that.)
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Re: Microsoft patching EOL Windows versions?

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:58 pm

Yes, Microsoft is generally pretty generous with their backward compatibility and doing damage control beyond their duty.

They tend to respect and honor public interest, but I think on a level it is a mistake.
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