[VIM] scraping the Sun web site for alerts

Steven M. Christey coley at mitre.org
Wed Aug 8 23:47:44 UTC 2007

How are people automatically grabbing Sun alerts now that their page
puts up a disclaimer?  This URL:


which was obtained from this main page:


doesn't even list the most recent 6 or 7 alerts, even - once you get
through the disclaimer, which I'd rather not spend the 15 minutes
figuring out how to automate.  On principle, I shouldn't have to set
cookies or other strange stuff just to get vuln information from a

I'm not sure I want to monitor their blog, but
http://blogs.sun.com/security/category/Alerts seems like it might work
for now.

- Steve

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