Re: [ISN] Microsoft Recalls Botched Browser Security Patch

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 00:50:54 PST

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    Forwarded from: Darren Reed <darrenrat_private>
    In some email I received from InfoSec News, sie wrote:
    > By Brian McWilliams, Newsbytes
    > 10 Feb 2002, 7:16 PM CST
    > A collection of long-awaited security patches designed to plug
    > several critical holes in Internet Explorer was yanked from
    > Microsoft's site Thursday after the company found problems with the
    > fix.
    > Approximately two hours after the cumulative patch for IE was loaded
    > to the company's Windows Update site Thursday, Microsoft "discovered
    > an error and halted the distribution process in order to conduct
    > further testing," according to a Microsoft representative.
    I wonder if the revised version will work with the Windows2000 IPv6
    extensions available.  IE patches since early December 2001 have
    failed to apply with IPv6 installed (there's nothing in the failure
    that even hints that this is the fault with the patch install).  I
    wonder if this means that reinstalling IPv6 after installing the
    latest IE patches undoes the patches or in some way negates them?
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