Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP recalled on 3/25/2014?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Ant, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Ant

    Ant Guest


    I just checked my two/2 XP SP3 machines' Windows Updates and noticed
    "Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP [November 2013]

    According to both machines' histories, I got "Update for Root
    Certificates for Windows XP [March 2014] (KB931125)" on 3/11/2014.

    What's going on? Did MS recalled March 2014's root certificates? :/

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    The Windows XP auto update use below URL to get the update (long text


    That rootsupd.exe file's original timestamp (build date) is 2014-02-13.
    The previous one (November 2013) is 2013-10-04.

    So, I think they goofed. It seems like their hotfix database hasn't been
    updated for that specific update, or a glitch happened. Currently, it also
    affect the web page on:


    If you're unsure or just want to make sure you get the latest Root Update,
    download and run the and rootsupd.exe.

    Also make sure you have KB2917500 update too. It's an older Root Certificate


    Both this (rvkroots.exe) and the rootsupd.exe contains the revocation list,
    but they're not identical.
    JJ, Mar 26, 2014
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  3. Ant

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    Interesting and thanks. Maybe I will wait to see what MS say. I even
    posted this in MS' forums, but got no answers yet.
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