RE: Microsoft security update broken?

From: Thor Larholm (thor_at_pivx.com)
Date: 09/09/03

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    Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 15:15:25 -0700
    To: "Guy Barnum" <GuyBarnum@Armscole.com>, "BugTraq" <BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM>
    
    

    Windows 98 no longer receive any security updates, so the behavior of
    using WindowsUpdate under Windows 98 is undefined at best.

    http://msgs.securepoint.com/cgi-bin/get/bugtraq0309/70.html

    Regards
    Thor Larholm
    PivX Solutions, LLC - Senior Security Researcher

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Guy Barnum [mailto:GuyBarnum@Armscole.com]
    Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 1:52 PM
    To: BugTraq
    Subject: Microsoft security update broken?

    The microsoft security update for MS03-023 downloaded via the windows
    update web site appears to be broken. Either the patch does not
    properly install or is not able to be detected by the web based update
    scan after install.

    Symptoms: running the update-scan at www.windowsupdate.com after having
    already installed the MS03-023 update will continue to indicate the
    MS03-023 patch has not yet been installed on the target system, under
    windows 98. I've rebooted and rescanned a win98 system 4 times and
    every time it comes up saying the patch has not been installed. I
    haven't tested this on other windowws platforms yet.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Is it just my systems with the problem?
    Could the microsoft update not really be installing or maybe the update
    scan isn't looking for the correct files?

    Guy Barnum


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