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Critical Windows Patch May Wreak Pc Havoc


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Posted 16 October 2005 - 07:25 AM

Critical Windows patch may wreak PC havoc
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

A Microsoft patch meant to fix critical security flaws...is causing trouble for some users...The trouble appears to occur only when default permission settings on a Windows directory have been changed, according to Microsoft. The software maker has received "limited reports" of problems from customers but is still investigating the issue...To resolve any problems caused by the MS05-051 patch, users should restore the default permissions for the Windows folder and the COM+ catalog. A guide is available on the Microsoft Web site, and steps start with changing the permissions on the "registration" folder in the Windows directory.

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Systems that have changed the default Access Control List permissions on the %windir%\registration directory may experience various problems after you install the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-051 for COM+ and MS DTC
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 09:13 AM

Windows patch backfires on the security-minded
By Joris Evers
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Published: October 17, 2005, 3:17 PM PDT

Security-conscious Windows users who tweaked the operating system to protect their PCs better are getting hit hardest by a flawed Microsoft patch, experts said Monday. Microsoft has acknowledged that a patch released last week can cause trouble for some users. It could lock them out of their PC, prevent the Windows Firewall from starting, block certain applications from running or installing, and empty the network connections folder, among other things, the software maker said in an advisory on Friday. The trouble occurs when default permission settings on a Windows folder have been changed...to add extra security to their systems, experts said.

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