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The Exploit That Didn't Happen

Dec 16, 2011, 00:29 (0 Talkback[s])

"Looking back at the vulnerabilities that were disclosed in 2011, there was at least one case where researchers had expected an exploit to appear in the wild, but none actually emerged. During a recent Black Hat live web event, Tom Cross, manager of IBM's X-Force research group, said that one of the scariest vulnerabilities of 2011 was described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-020, which Microsoft rated as being critical in April...

But that was then. It's now been nine months since the initial disclosure, and the MS11-020 vulnerability has done little or no damage whatsoever. Cross noted that there have been no public attacks against the vulnerability -- not even any proof-of-concept exploit code.

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