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Source: Reseller News - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Red Hat is accusing Microsoft of getting its facts wrong in its latest attack on Linux security. In an update on security at Microsoft’s recent worldwide partner conference, the company’s security head Mike Nash took aim at Linux and singled out Red Hat.

Nash says between January and June this year, Microsoft released 38 security bulletins for Windows Server 2003, while in the same period 234 were issued for Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 3.

But Mark Cox, head of Red Hat’s security response team based in London, says a simple comparison of the number of advisories issued is misleading.

Microsoft neglects to note that in this period only two of the vulnerabilities affecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 were critical, says Cox.

“On the Microsoft scale a critical vulnerability is one that would allow a remote attacker to take control of your machine over the internet,? he says.

“Windows Server 2003 in the same period had eight critical vulnerabilities, four times as many.?

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