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Re: Re:CM Security - introducing myself...

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-06-20 17:29:05 CEST

On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 07:42, Bob Aiello wrote:
> modern CM tools keep the audit log as transaction records in a
> database (instead of a physical file).
> Since the only interface is via the tool itself, it is pretty darned hard to
> audit the history log.

That's all? Because the file format isn't plain ASCII, you think it's
more secure?

It only takes one mildly clueful hacker about half an hour (or a little
more time, if they don't have a copy of the DB software to hack on) to
write a script to modify the audit log or remove data from the
repository, and then every two-bit script kiddie can do the same. The
community that can developer buffer overflow attacks is not going to be
stymied by a well-documented binary file format, or even an undocumented

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