As we already know, vulnerabilities are evolving. In the past, the worst case we could imagine was vulnerability in a service which we run on our own server. After 2000, increasing worm and dDoS trends in the vulnerability market changed our priority to the rest of Internet: Clients.When we remember the worms and dDoS attacks which paralyzed backbones, it’s clear that we expect the worst case from client threats.
The most popular vulnerability of this past week (I ignore MS-patches) seems to be SunOS telnetd. In IRC channels and security forums, people say “Woaaw! Hey! You heard that?” Everybody is talking about this.
Another vulnerability published this week got lost in the SunOS noise: uTorrent.