Microsoft smoothes out patch flaws

by admin July 20, 2006 at 6:34 am

The software company has fixed two problems relating to a recent security patch

On Tuesday, Microsoft fixed two glitches related to one of its recently released security patches.

One of the problems, in security bulletin MS06-034, led some people to be repeatedly offered the same patch via Microsoft’s update delivery tools, the software company said.

“Last night we fixed a couple of issues from last week’s release,” the Microsoft Security Response Center team wrote in a posting on their blog. “One issue was that even though you installed the update, you could still be getting it reoffered to you via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Automatic Update or WSUS.”

A second glitch affected people running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. In this particular case, the MS06-034 patch would not be offered to users if the initial update failed to install. In certain cases, users may not have been aware that the security patch had not taken hold. Microsoft has provided information on both issues on its Web site.

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