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Re: Re: Perl Exposure to Zlib Vulnerability, Mitigation Strategy?

by cjf (Parson)
on Mar 17, 2002 at 20:45 UTC ( #152349=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl Exposure to Zlib Vulnerability, Mitigation Strategy?
in thread Perl Exposure to Zlib Vulnerability, Mitigation Strategy?

what is your expected hassle factor to get a security flaw like this fixed, and when is an ISP easier to leave than to deal with?

At very most, an email or a phone call. If you alert them to the vulnerability and they don't fix it within a reasonable amount of time (3 days after notice is plenty), then I'd change immediately. I'd also be concerned if they weren't already on it by the time I contacted them.

Staying with a provider who doesn't pay attention to security is a very bad idea. It's often a lot of hassle to change hosts, but the tradeoff for better security and service is almost always worth it.

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