MS cursor patch fix pushes into Patch Tuesday litter
Lock and reload
Microsoft plans to release five patches on Tuesday as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle. Redmond is also to release a fix to address application conflict problems with last week's "emergency" cursor security update.
Four of the new patches, at least one of which is critical, affect Microsoft Windows. Users will be obliged to restart their computers after applying these updates. The other patch covers a critical flaw in Microsoft Content Management Server.
Redmond last week broke its normal schedule and released a patch to defend against an animated cursor (.ANI) flaw in Windows. The update is classified as critical, and with good reason, since the flaw it addresses has become the subject of widespread hacking attacks over the last two weeks. Unfortunately the fix trips up a number of applications including ElsterFormular, TUGZip, CD-Tag, and Realtek HD Audio Control Panel, preventing these programs from loading normally after users apply Microsoft's latest security patch.
In response, Microsoft has developed a hotfix to smooth over these conflicts, which it plans to push out as a "high priority" non-security update on Tuesday, as explained on a post to Microsoft's Security Response blog here. ®
you can patch this next . . . .
ho-hum. M$ at their exceptionally finest. Oh wait, howabout the service pack release for office 2K that they put up on their site for several days, before noticing they put the unencrypted code up? i'll never forget the high-quality keystone coppery of it all.
whoopsie daisy !
it's what makes it so much fun to rush right out and download that code . . . .in it you may find the holy grail. yes i mean the actual holy grail. . . . . sweet.
C'est La Vie...
Patch this, patch that, oops! Patch that too....patch this...oops! Patch that in oooh 3 months time me think....
C'est la Vie....of Computer Engineer!