Yahoo! another bug.

June 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Computer news sometimes reminds me of Jack the Giant Killer, which started with fly-killing.

 

Anyway, there was a Yahoo! cross-site scripting vulnerability patched on June 13th.  Here it is June 26th and Cenzic is alerting us.  So now for some serious research.  So here we go.  Briefly, there was a vulnerability for a month or so (the first blog summary I purviewed might not have been fully accurate) that Yahoo! didn’t notify users of or about.  That indicates a serious error they don’t know how to fix.  Generally, in a case like this, they’re not even at first entirely sure of how to start.  Comments at the end of the second article I referenced make it sound like users are fairly dubious. 

 

…If it just wasn’t for all those users, IT, programmers and especially the inbetween support staff would have much easier lives.  As far as someone bringing me over a computer that has communication problems with a new printer…bring the printer too.  As far as me setting up your computer for an encrypted network on XP, I’d give it even odds that it’ll just default to WEP encryption, although it shouldn’t.  Things actually tend not to work correctly around me, even though that is of course impossible.  She’s using open networks and definitely isn’t experienced enough with Windows to go through the setup routine for Networks on the Control Panel.  My real beef with Windows is that…never mind.  I think I’ll clean the house for a while.  Pet the cat.  Avoid words that tend to reveal I was a sailor, and that my mother was (or mothers were) daughters of a sailor, and remember the sea’s uncanny silence.  And write some more on that novel.  And someday, learn.

–Glenn

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