Re: Microsoft Windows Help Centre Handles Malformed Escape Sequences Incorrectly

From: Tavis Ormandy <>
To: Susan Bradley <>
Subject: Re: Microsoft Windows Help Centre Handles Malformed Escape Sequences Incorrectly

Susan, this is what is called "full disclosure", and my response was

I will not answer anymore uninformed questions on this topic.

Thanks, Tavis.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 09:02:37AM -0700, Susan Bradley wrote:
> I'm not asking about disclosure.  I'm asking what happened to the level 
> of communication between you and MSRC that after 4 days you posted this?
> Tavis Ormandy wrote:
> >Susan, I wish I had the time to hold your hand through getting up to
> >speed on the disclosure debate. Instead, I would suggest starting with
> >the links in my advisory which were intended to give you enough
> >background to understand the issues involved (skip to the Notes section,
> >if you like).
> >
> >As I cannot hope to speak as eloquently on the topic as Bruce, I will
> >not attempt to repeat them for you here.
> >
> >If after researching the topic you still have questions, please let me
> >know.
> >
> >Thanks, Tavis.
> >
> >On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 08:36:09AM -0700, Susan Bradley wrote:
> >  
> >>I'm not an enterprise customer, but I am a mouthy female. So here's my 
> >>question back to you, for my education, how exactly did MSRC contact you 
> >>back? 
> >>
> >>Since June 5th have you tried emailing back or any of your contacts from 
> >>past interactions and asked what was up?  I'm disappointed in this lack 
> >>of communication I see on both sides.  You are ...well... Tavis 
> >>Ormandy... I seriously doubt MSRC is blowing you off here.
> >>
> >>Keep in mind we just had a LARGE patch week to deal with.  I don't know 
> >>what was going on on their side, nor making excuses as I don't know what 
> >>communication you've had in the past and had on this issue ... I'm just 
> >>saying I would have spent a little more time getting mad at them and 
> >>sent a lot more emails back to them before posting this.
> >>
> >>(And try dealing with Microsoft licensing sometime if you think security 
> >>communication is lacking)
> >>
> >>    
> >
> >  

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