[VIM] scraping the Sun web site for alerts

Stuart Moore smoore at securityglobal.net
Thu Aug 9 03:41:07 UTC 2007


To solve the problem of not having the most recent alerts listed, try 
changing your queryKey4 to "security+availability" or 
"category:security+category:availability" instead of what you are using. 
  I can't explain why this works better, but it does.


Steven M. Christey wrote:
> How are people automatically grabbing Sun alerts now that their page
> puts up a disclaimer?  This URL:
>   http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/advsearch.do?collection=SUNALERT&type=collections&sort=date&queryKey4=%22category:security%22%20%22availability,%20security%22%20category:security&max=100
> which was obtained from this main page:
>   http://sunsolve.sun.com/show.do?target=security/sec
> 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
> vendor.
> 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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