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Urgent - Windows 7 Update Service Update June 19 2012


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#1 Jeff H.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:53 AM

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Today June 19 2012 I received this.
Did anyone get this also?

After Microsoft's service had been cracked by Flame,
my trust in Microsoft has dropped to zero.

So I would need confirmation if anyone else had this
update today (19 June 2012).

The interesting thing is, mostly it gives a link for
the update to read more info about a certain update.
But here today is no description whatsoever.

edit: I should mention the odd thing about this is, I looked
into my update settings and it was set to automatically install
and update windows. So it should have downloaded this and installed.
So why the difference?
It makes me feel uneasy, to say the least.

Advise please

Thank You

Edited by Jeff H., 19 June 2012 - 04:57 AM.


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#2 Jeff H.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:22 AM

I called Microsoft just now.
They established a remote session directly to my PC.
After verification that my OS is legit etc. they had a look at this.

They recommend that I reinstall Windows from one of their ISO images
and not from the HP recovery partition.

The guy said he wouldn't trust that update as there is the information link
missing.

I only can do what he says, downloading that 3 GB ISO and burn the DVD
and reinstall Windows.

So, if you get the SAME looking update, my advise is as his.
Don't install that update.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:41 AM

Check this

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-windows_update/windows-vista-will-not-update-no-errors-appears-to/3318c1fb-62e4-44f2-95ab-19ef48398091

Windows update agent should be worth a try before reinstalling OS

Did you run any other fixits?

Edited by narenxp, 19 June 2012 - 06:57 AM.


#4 Jeff H.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:01 AM

Thanks for this.
I did that FixIt and Windows Update says it is up-to-date.

However, I think I will download the MS Win 7 ISO just in case.
Better safe than sorry.

The whole thing is odd....
I'm interested what that was.
I scanned the computer with McAfee Stinger and MS Security Essentials.
All clean.
But I reserve judgement. I'm careful. That's all.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:02 AM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:08 AM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

M$ did in fact roll out updates to "harden" Windows Update:

Security Advisory 2718704: Collision attack details, WU update rollout <<If link not working here's Google cached version>>

Today, as a part of our continuing phased mitigation strategy recently discussed, we have initiated the additional hardening of Windows Update. We've also provided more information about the MD5 hash-collision attacks used by the Flame malware in the SRD blog. This information should help answer questions from customers about the nature of these collision attacks. We continue to encourage all customers who are not installing updates automatically to do so immediately.

Update to Windows Update, WSUS Coming This Week

As part of the phased mitigation strategy we outlined on the MSRC blog, an update was released with Security Advisory 2718704...In an effort to provide additional protection for customers, the next action in our mitigation strategy is to further harden Windows Update as a defense-in-depth precaution. Now that we have seen broad adoption of Security Advisory 2718704, our deployment of the security hardening update to Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) infrastructures will begin to roll out over the next few days.

Our hardening introduces two defense-in-depth changes. First, we have further hardened the Windows Update infrastructure so that the Windows Update client will only trust files signed by a new certificate that is used solely to protect updates to the Windows Update client. Second, we are strengthening the communication channel used by Windows Update in a similar way. Details on the changes to the Windows Update client can be found at KB 949104. WSUS customers will also receive an update; more details can be found at KB 2720211.

As with past updates, this update will not change your current Windows Update or Automatic Updates settings. Anytime Windows Update (or Automatic Updates) is turned on, either set to automatically install updates or notify to install updates, Windows Update will take care of updating itself.

How to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent

If Windows Update or Automatic Updates is turned on, the latest version of the Windows Update Agent will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. If you go to Windows Update before it gets installed automatically, you will see a message to install the Windows Update Agent.

My system updated itself on 6/18 without any user interaction:

[attachment=125229:WU.PNG]

Edited by Union_Thug, 19 June 2012 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

Microsoft/ Windows update Levels
1. Optional
2. Recommended
3. Important


There is no such thing as an "Urgent" Update. (For Future Reference)
Thanks
Chris A

My Reference for this -http://www.ghacks.net/2010/12/20/microsoft-windows-update-overview-all-you-need-to-know/

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