My MSDN bug has disappeared

November 15th, 2005 by Andy Leave a reply »

Logged into the MSDN feedback center today, to see the progress of the ListView bug I reported (see previous blog entry). To my surprise all record of the bug has disappeared. So I used a direct link to the bug, and I got this:

Page is hidden

This feedback is not being displayed because it may identify a possible security vulnerability.

Please re-submit this feedback, and all other security-related issues, at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/alertus.aspx. Please refer to our FAQ for more details.

So apparently the bug is a potential security vulnerability. Actually that makes sense, because it brings the process down. Could easily be due to a buffer overrun or similar issue that could be exploited by a bad guy.

The strange thing is that I’ve heard nothing from MS on this – not even an automated mail saying that my bug was closed. And the message on the web page isn’t too encouraging. Do they really expect me to report the problem again via a different web page, after they’ve apparently wiped my original bug report?

Perhaps I should just forget about doing the right thing and cash in?

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