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Microsoft Emergency Fix Kills Bugs In Ie, Visual Studio

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#1 quietman7


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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:10 AM

Microsoft issued two emergency updates on Tuesday to fix critical security bugs that leave users of Internet Explorer and an untold number of third-party applications vulnerable to remote attacks that completely commandeer their computers...


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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:49 PM

Bugger, that's nasty looking. You know it's bad when MS releases a patch outside their regular cycle.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

So that's what that update was for that I got last night.....

Also....what is their regular cycle again? The first Tuesday of the month or something? I can't quite remember.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:00 PM

Second Tuesday of the month.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

I got the update today? Why a day late? Or whenever it was out? (Witch is longer)

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:35 AM

The bug was caused by a typo by Microsoft programmers. They typed an extra ampersand (&).

"The bug is simply a typo," Michael Howard, a principal security program manager in Microsoft's security engineering and communications group, said in a post Tuesday to the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) blog. Howard, who is probably best known for co-authoring Writing Secure Code, went on to say that the typo -- an errant "&" character -- is the "core issue" in the MSVidCtl ActiveX control.


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:57 AM

I have had that patch cause an issue on Windows 2000 PC's, 4 that I know of so far. Users called me with trouble connecting to the internet with Internet Explorer. Upon launching IE it would open, then close immediately. Then a download file prompt popped up like it wanted to download something, I thought it was malware related at first. The internet properties (options)were missing 3 tabs, security , privacy and content. Rebooting resolved the issue on all 4 computers.

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