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    JET DB update

    Hello,

    I notice that MS has released new patches (May 2008) for the Jet DB, but since Win98 is no longer supported includes no information about using the updates with Win98. I'm using Office 2000 under Win98 SE, and believe that Access 2000 is probably vulnerable to the attacks that the new patch fixes.

    Any advice how to proceed?

    My current level on msjet40.dll is 4.0.8015.0 Service Pack 8 (SP8), which I believe is vulnerable to the current exploits.

    Can I upgrade to any newer versions of msjet40.dll under Win98SE?

    Thanks for the help.

    Frank Napoli

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    Re: JET DB update

    I doubt it. Microsoft quit doing security releases for Win98 in July 2006. So even if you could get one to install, the patches have not been reviewed or tested for Win98 compatibility.

    Your best bet is plan an upgrade.

    Joe

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    Re: JET DB update

    A belated welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    The version you have is the latest one for Windows 98(SE) according to How to obtain the latest service pack for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine, so you don't have to update. Apart from that, the vulnerabilities in the Jet Engine are mostly theoretical ones, I don't there are "live" threats that use them.

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