June 28, 2006 12:56 PM PDT

Microsoft fixes Windows security patch

Microsoft late Tuesday updated a critical security patch to address the network connection trouble some people had with the first version of the fix.

The first patch, delivered in security bulletin MS06-025, was one of the dozen released by Microsoft on this month's Patch Tuesday. It repairs two high-risk security flaws in a Windows routing and remote access component that could allow an attacker to commandeer a vulnerable PC.

However, the fix can interfere with certain dial-up networking connections. Problems occur only with dial-up connections that use a terminal window, or dial-up scripting, Microsoft said. This type of connection may stop responding after the patch is applied, it added.

Microsoft had advised people who use those types of connections to not install the security update until it released a revised patch. That revision is now available.

While Microsoft was working on the updated fix, computer code that exploits the flaw in question was released on the Internet. That raises the urgency to patch and prompted Microsoft to issue a security advisory earlier this week. However, the company said it is not aware of any attacks using this exploit.

The MS06-025 update was one of a dozen security bulletins sent out by Microsoft two weeks ago. At least one patch came after the vulnerability it addressed had already been used in a cyberattack. Exploits for some other flaws have also been published, further increasing the urgency to patch.

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YAWN !
Gimme back my C64...
Posted by Kings X Rocks! (89 comments )
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lol
ya right, C64 is like so yesterday, you can't do anything serious in that anymore, it's a toy and nothing else :- )

Give me back my IBM PC Junior.
Posted by rmiecznik (224 comments )
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heh
"The IBM PC Junior was manufactured from 1983 to 1985. It used the 8088 processor, came with a CGA monitor and a single 5-1/4 inch floppy disk drive. The PC Jr. was not a big market success. The hardware interfaces were all non-standard, and it was not able to compete with other portables coming onto the market. It sold for about $1,300 when it was leased in October 1983."

Oh yeah! That's a screamer! :D
Posted by Sboston (498 comments )
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How about this one
The atari ST came with a motorola 68000 microprocessor at 8 mhz and either 512 kb or 1 meg of memory, a 3 1/2 floppy and 640 x 400 resolution in 16 colors. The OS was the tramiel operating system (TOS) which resided on a rom chip. Try and infect that with a virus!

Perhaps Microsoft should consider moving the OS to a rom chip. The boots would be faster, atleast, and piracy would be stamped (who can copy rom chips?).
Posted by Seaspray0 (9714 comments )
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Missing the point!
Give me ANY other OS. C64, TRS-80, CP/M, Basic Four, you name
it. As long as it doesn't come from Redmond, it's bound to be less
trouble.
Posted by Macsaresafer (802 comments )
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Why?
Apple have just as many patches, and are less open about what they are for.
Posted by Andrew J Glina (1673 comments )
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