Re: KB889293 causes malfunction of IE? (MS04-040)
From: Roger Abell (mvpNOSpam_at_asu.edu)
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 01:42:35 -0700
Both ms04-038 and ms04-040 were made available in
two forms for IE 6 Sp1. One form was rollup of only
the security patches, the other (accessed from the second
of the KBs referenced in the sec bulletin) was rollup of
security plus other patches.
I have seen exactly what you report on W2k Sp4 machines
to which the full ms04-038 rollup was applied, but to which
the security patch only form of ms04-040 was applied.
If you download the full form of ms04-040 and apply it,
I have found that the IE misbehaviors go away.
-- Roger Abell Microsoft MVP (Windows Security) MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA "shannin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... > We had some bad experiences with the newest security update for Windows > 2000, KB article 889293. This is also known with the name MS04-040 > cumulative security update. This update caused Internet Explorer's "Open > link in new window" feature to stop functioning. It still spawns a new > iexplore.exe process, but the original IE hangs and the new IE closes > after a while without ever showing on the screen. This also seems to cause > a DCOM event in system log stating that application failed to register > with DCOM within the timeout period. > > So far this wasn't on the list of known issues or caveats. > > Sami