Microsoft issues 'hotfix' for patch flaw

by admin August 21, 2006 at 6:11 am

The repair code will address problems with a faulty security patch, which is already being targeted by worms

Microsoft on Thursday issued a “hotfix” for a fault in a security patch designed to correct a flaw already being targeted by worms.

The company is making the hotfix, or repair code targeted to a specific issue, available upon request, according to a posting on its Web site. The fix addresses the problem of programs failing if they request one gigabyte or more of information on a patched system.

Computers running x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, along with Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, are affected, if the MS06-040 update has been installed. Only 32bit programs can encounter problems, Microsoft said.

The software giant said that Microsoft Business Solutions Navision 3.7, for example, may fail under such conditions.

Full story: ZDNet UK