Update 815021

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by CM, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. CM

    CM Guest

    I keep getting this update (security update for XP)
    automatically downloaded. I have tried to install it but
    the installation always fails. I have tried to do it
    with the virus scan & firewall disabled but with no luck.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Any ideas to getting
    this resolved

    CM
     
    CM, Nov 2, 2003
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  2. CM,

    Does this situation apply to your XP installation :

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=815021

    " Symptoms....
    An attacker may exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially formed
    HTTP request to a computer running Microsoft Internet Information
    Services (IIS).

    Mitigating factors
    .... The vulnerability can only be exploited remotely if an attacker can
    establish a Web session with an affected server. "

    Are you running a server on your XP installation ? If not, they update
    is not for you. If you are, download the patch directly from the above
    page with your server not running and your antivirus/firewall programs
    temporarily disabled. Install it in this manner also.


    MowGreen [MVP]
    *-343-* Never Forgotten
     
    Mow Green [MVP], Nov 3, 2003
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