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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 - Critical


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:05 PM

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, and Internet Explorer 7. For information about Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, please see the section, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms08-078.mspx

Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB960714)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:53 PM

This sounded serious enough that even though I don't use IE except for MS fixes, I downloaded it
Security Bulletins: MS08-078
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: KB960714
I got WindowsXP-KB960714-x86-ENU.exe. Scan by NOD says it's ok, no trojans, no worms, no viruses.
Attempt to run the fix results in error 'is not a valid Win32 application'
Great. What do I do now. Can't MS even put out a valid bug fixing app these days :thumbsup:

XP home sp3, IE7 all patched except this.

Now that I reread their requirements, it seems to apply to IE6
"System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3
This update applies to Internet Explorer 6 with the following operating systems:
Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3"

So I'm even more confused.

Edited by tos226, 17 December 2008 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

The patch for WindowsXP SP2 & SP3, IE7 is here.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:52 AM

The Not a valid Win32 application error message can be caused by a number of possibilities.
1. File is corrupt, bad, or missing.
2. File is not designed for your version of Windows.
3. Hardware incompatibility.
4. File is a virus, worm, or other malware (i.e. W32.Beagle/W32.Bagle worm, W32.Sonic.Worm.)

Delete the file and try downloading and running it again. It's possible during the download that the file became corrupted or you downloaded the wrong one for your OS/browser version.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:41 PM

Quietman's link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
link detail needs to be familyid=1d83e0af-46fa-4bfc-ba57-635435a7ef2d
is for XP SP2 and SP3, IE6

ddeerrff's link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
link detail needs to be familyid=0190a289-164e-41a7-8c01-fa1aaed3f531
is for XP SP2 and SP3, IE7

I'm ok now. I downloaded the IE6 one originally which was incorrect for my system :thumbsup:




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