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Microsoft fixes glitches in patch

Antony Savvas

Microsoft says it has ironed out two glitches in one of the security patches it issued last week, after users reported problems with it.

Security bulletin MS06-034 was designed to prevent remote attackers from commandeering web servers. But after installing the patch, some users found they were being repeatedly asked to install it via Microsoft’s update delivery tools.

A second snag for some users was that when they tried to install the patch, it failed to install, and they were not notified that their machines were still vulnerable to the security hole.

“We fixed a couple of issues from last week's release,” said a Microsoft Security Response Center posting. “One issue was that even though you installed the update, you could still be getting it re-offered to you via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Automatic Update or WSUS.”

The second glitch affected users running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

The Microsoft security posting added, “Because the second issue might have involved a silent failure, we recommend all Windows 2003 SP1 users rerun detection on these systems, to make sure that their systems have updated properly.”

 

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