July 31, 2001

Legal battle brewing over release of telnet exploit?

Author: JT Smith

"On Tuesday, a member of the Bugtraq mailing list, which
boasts upwards of 50,000 subscribers, posted an exploit --
developed by TESO -- which takes advantage of [a telnet]
vulnerability, despite the fact that the exploit's header forbade
distribution of the exploit, and gave mailing lists and Bugtraq in
particular as examples." TESO is none too thrilled about this development and is considering some sort of legal action. We do hope that TESO understands that it probably won't be able to remain "pseudonymous" in a courtroom. Item at InternetNews.com.

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