3/31/2005

Microsoft: Windows patch is flawed

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:37 pm

Microsoft has acknowledged that a security patch issued in January for its Windows 98 and Windows ME operating systems may cause performance issues for customers who have downloaded the patch.

According to a notice posted Friday in the discussion group section of the company’s TechNet site, Microsoft’s KB891711 update, which was released to address a vulnerability related to cursor and icon format handling, fails to adequately protect users of Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows ME. The patch was included as part of security bulletin MS05-002, one of the software giant’s regular monthly updates.

In the short statement, a company representative stopped short of telling people to uninstall the update, noting that removal of the patch would still leave customers compromised.

Source: News.com

 

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