Bugs, Old File Dates in New Microsoft Patches
Internet Explorer patches introduce scrollbar bugs, while file dates on patches to FrontPage Server Extentions indicate that the fixes were finalized many months ago.Users have been reporting problems with some of the security patches and other updates recently released by Microsoft Corp. The Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer, which addresses numerous security flaws in Internet Explorer 6, introduces bugs involving the scrollbar. After the patch is applied, the page scrolls up or down twice when the user clicks once in the empty areas of the scrollbar. Clicking on the scrollbar arrows or dragging the scrollbar thumb works correctly. This problem has been reported in Microsofts public support newsgroups, and we have confirmed it ourselves. According to the Microsoft "MVP" monitoring the newsgroup, Microsoft is aware of the problem.
We have also confirmed two other problems with the patch reported in the same newsgroups. When the scrollbar is clicked, text selected on the page is deselected. Also, the window resizeBy, resizeTo, moveBy or moveTo functions generate an "Access Denied" error that didnt appear before the patch.