Microsoft’s Patch of a Patch Will Be Late

A planned patch for one of the security fixes released earlier this month will be delayed as Microsoft continues testing to insure it works properly.

Patch MS06-042 was a fairly comprehensive fix that came out on August 8 as part of Microsoft’s (Quote, Chart)?monthly Patch Tuesday.

MS06-042 was fairly comprehensive, plugging multiple holes in Internet Explorer 5 and 6, several of which could allow for remote code execution. However, a problem emerged within days.

Internet Explorer 6 with Service Pack 1 would randomly crash when using HTTP 1.1 connections on a system running either Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or Windows 2000, Service Pack 4. IE 6 and Windows XP are both on their second service packs.

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Andy Patrizio
Andy Patrizio
Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

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