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Microsoft Patches ISA Server Denial-of-Service Bug

Apr 19, 2001, 01:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Associated Press)

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Yeah, we know that Linux isn't better just because a Microsoft product fails. But this sort of news is important for anyone deciding between Linux and Windows: security is a legitimate issue that should be addressed.

As AP reports: "Microsoft's first major foray into the Internet security software business, a network security product called Internet Security and Acceleration, was released with a bug that could prompt a so-called 'denial of service' attack."

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Meanwhile, InternetNews.com is reporting that Microsoft has issued a patch that fixes the bug. The bug may not be as serious as originally thought: a specific function (Web publishing) in Windows must be enabled for someone to exploit the security glitch.

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