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    Zero-Day Vulnerability Resurfaces


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    Re: Zero-Day Vulnerability Resurfaces

    I don't think it is a very good idea to install third party patches. Even though it may 'fix' the issue what happens when Microsoft releases an official patch as they are supposed to do on Tuesday April 3 for this bug. Does the third part patch uninstall easily and correctly? Do you need to uninstall it? Will it interfere with the Microsoft patch? Does it actually fix the bug?

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    Re: Zero-Day Vulnerability Resurfaces

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 03-Apr-07 11:01. Link added below.)</P>Didn't realize the MS fix was on its way. With 1 day to go, I think I can afford to hang off.

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    Re: Zero-Day Vulnerability Resurfaces

    The fix is now available via Microsoft update.

    The fix may cause problems with the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=925902
    The MS article on the vulnerability - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms07-017.mspx

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    Re: Zero-Day Vulnerability Resurfaces

    Hi Tony,

    Yesterday I downloaded and installed the KB925902 patch. Then on reboot, a diagnostic popped up with some severe warnings about trouble in the environment. This was the first time I ever had a problem in applying patches over many years of use and it caused a few skipped heart beats.

    Sensing that KB925902 was the root of the problem, I immediately uninstalled the patch, rebooted and all was fine.

    I then visited the MS support site, found the problem was associated with the RealTek HD Audio drivers (which I have) and spotted the hotfix needed to overcome the KB925902 generated problem. I reinstalled KB925902, rebooted, got the error and then installed the KB935448 hotfix.

    Problem resolved and the heart is back to normal beating. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Cheers, Bob
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