Microsoft security update cripples Internet for users -- BOSTONHERALD.com

Microsoft security update cripples Internet for users -- BOSTONHERALD.com

Post by Daero » Wed, 28 May 2003 23:25:06



http://www.veryComputer.com/
MICROSOFT PULLS SOFTWARE UPDATE BECAUSE OF INTERNET GLITCHES
Associated Press  --  May 27 2003

WASHINGTON - Microsoft Corp. (Chart) withdrew a security improvement for
its flagship Windows XP software after it crippled Internet connections
for some of the 600,000 users who installed it.
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Microsoft officials said Tuesday the update - which had been available
as an option since Friday on its ``Windows Update'' Web site -
apparently was incompatible with popular security software from other
companies, such as Symantec Corp.
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Microsoft said Internet connections failed immediately for an
unspecified number of more than 600,000 computers using Windows XP who
downloaded and installed the update. Consumers could reconnect only by
removing the update, which promised to improve reliability for types of
secure Internet connections commonly used by corporations.
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The glitch occurs amid a debate in Washington among *security
experts whether the technology industry should test the reliability and
security of such updates more aggressively. Hackers can easily attack
government systems where updates aren't installed routinely, but some
experts install them only reluctantly because of worries about
unintended consequences of some updates.
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Microsoft security update cripples Internet for users -- BOSTONHERALD.com

Post by Paul Cook » Thu, 29 May 2003 00:01:47



> http://www.bostonherald.com/business/technology/ap_glitch05272003.htm
> MICROSOFT PULLS SOFTWARE UPDATE BECAUSE OF INTERNET GLITCHES
> Associated Press  --  May 27 2003

> WASHINGTON - Microsoft Corp. (Chart) withdrew a security improvement for
> its flagship Windows XP software after it crippled Internet connections
> for some of the 600,000 users who installed it.
> -

It made them secure didn't it???

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1. Microsoft Firewall does not block Internet traffic -- MICROSOFT.COM

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306203   --  May 13 2003

Internet Connection FIREWALL and Basic FIREWALL DO NOT BLOCK Internet
Protocol Version 6 TRAFFIC

The information in this article applies to:

     * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition
     * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Enterprise Edition
     * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
     * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
     * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
     * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
     * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
     * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002
     * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002 SP1
     * Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
     * Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1
     * Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
     * Microsoft Windows XP Professional
     * Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
     * Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

This article was previously published under Q306203
SYMPTOMS

With Microsoft Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) installed and Internet
Connection Firewall (ICF) or Basic Firewall enabled, the firewall
filters Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) traffic, but the basic
firewall and the ICF does not block or filter IPv6 traffic.

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TO WORK AROUND THIS BEHAVIOR, OBTAIN FIREWALL SOFTWARE THAT CAN FILTER
AND BLOCK IPV6 TRAFFIC.
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