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    Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows with a maximum severity of Critical, MS04-025.
    The summary for this new bulletin may be found at the following page:

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    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-jul.mspx

    Customers are advised to review the information in the bulletins, test and deploy the updates immediately in their environments, if applicable.

    VERY IMPORTANT: MS04-025 contains two different fixes. These are distinguished by their association with Knowledge Base (KB) article

    numbers: 867801 and 871260.

    The vast majority of customers in need of this update should apply the fix associated with KB article 867801. This is available as always from both Windows Update and the Download Center.

    The very few of our customers who have applied an IE Hotfix since the release of MS04-004 should not apply this update. Rather, they need to apply the update with KB article 871260. This version of the update is available only in the Download Center and can be reached from KB article 871260.

    These customers should review KB Article 871260 for more detailed information including installation instructions..

    For more detailed information on this, please review the security bulletin MS04-025 and KB articles 867801 and 871260.

    This bulletin will be discussed during the August Security Bulletins


    TECHNICAL DETAILS

    MS04-025

    Title: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (867801)

    Affected Software:

    - Microsoft Windows NT(r) Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a

    - Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a

    - Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack

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    - Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

    - Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1

    - Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1

    - Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003

    - Microsoft Windows Server(r) 2003

    - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

    - Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Windows Millennium Edition (ME) - Review the FAQ section of this bulletin for details about these operating systems.

    Affected Components:

    - Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2

    - Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 3

    - Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4

    - Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2

    - Internet Explorer 6

    - Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    - Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (64-Bit Edition)

    - Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003

    - Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 (64-Bit Edition)

    Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution

    Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

    Restart required: You must restart your system after you apply this security update. You do not have to use an administrator logon after the computer restarts for any version of this update.

    Update can be uninstalled: Yes

    More information on this vulnerability is available at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-025.mspx
    MCSE, MVP, CCIE
    Microsoft Beta Team


  • #2
    I just keep wondering why one would pay so much for this thing they call an operating system.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the heads up Joe

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Floris
        I just keep wondering why one would pay so much for this thing they call an operating system.
        What a stupid comment.

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        • #5
          The prices go up and up and up and so do the security reports and delays in their fixes. I really do not feel motivated to purchase another upgrade or a new version. I am more dissatisfied with Microsoft products each year I use them. It costs too much time and effort to keep up with the fixes - especially because they are required to operate properly and securily.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Floris
            I just keep wondering why one would pay so much for this thing they call an operating system.
            No-one has bug free software except one government related organization the only place that has really has to, reason being "they have an unlimited budget"

            As for your complaining it is not much of an operating system, I personally have had no problems with Windows XP myself since running it as of early 1999.

            Exactly what kind of problems are you having? If they are third party software related, that is not Microsoft's Problem.

            I also always wonder what ever happened to this rule being enforced?
            While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate insulting posts or personal attacks.
            Last edited by Joe Gronlund; Sat 31 Jul '04, 8:03am.
            MCSE, MVP, CCIE
            Microsoft Beta Team

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            • #7
              Hey the windows update thingy showed up in the taskbar just before I read this thread.

              Anyone else get sick of keeping up with computers in general?
              TheologyWeb. We debate theology. srsly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Floris
                The prices go up and up and up and so do the security reports and delays in their fixes. I really do not feel motivated to purchase another upgrade or a new version. I am more dissatisfied with Microsoft products each year I use them. It costs too much time and effort to keep up with the fixes - especially because they are required to operate properly and securily.
                Yeah, someone should set a standard to adhere too...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by noppid
                  Yeah, someone should set a standard to adhere too...

                  http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Ffrontpage.php
                  What does that have to do with what he said?
                  TheologyWeb. We debate theology. srsly.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Floris
                    I just keep wondering why one would pay so much for this thing they call an operating system.
                    Because Mac and Linux can't game.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jake Bunce
                      Because Mac and Linux can't game.
                      I believe you're wrong there. It's called Asypr for Mac.

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                      • #12
                        The Mac, CAN game, but not like a PC can

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                        • #13
                          I love Micrsoft products. Hell I love Microsoft. They've made my life so much easier. The amount of money and time it takes to buy and fix WindowsXP is far less than the time it takes for me to have decent productivity using a free operating system (linux distro).
                          Trent Gillespie Mod Theater Gillespie Photography

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Joe Gronlund
                            No-one has bug free software except one government related organization the only place that has really has to, reason being "they have an unlimited budget"

                            As for your complaining it is not much of an operating system, I personally have had no problems with Windows XP myself since running it as of early 1999.

                            Exactly what kind of problems are you having? If they are third party software related, that is not Microsoft's Problem.

                            I also always wonder what ever happened to this rule being enforced?
                            While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate insulting posts or personal attacks.
                            I am not expecting bug free software, but I do expect a level of professionalism instead of these serious bugs that lead .gov web sites to advice against using included software.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zachery
                              The Mac, CAN game, but not like a PC can
                              What Zach said.

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