Microsoft Reissues Windows Security Update After Mishap
Microsoft has reissued a patch for a vulnerability affecting Windows 2000 Server after it was discovered the original fix was ineffective.Microsoft has rereleased a security update targeting a vulnerability on Windows 2000 Server. The company pulled support for MS10-025 last week. According to Microsoft, the Windows security bulletin failed to properly fix a remote code execution issue tied to the way Windows Media Unicast Service handles specially crafted transport information packets.
"Shortly after we released the update we received several reports that it did not protect against the vulnerability reported to us," blogged Jerry Bryant, Microsoft Security Response Center communications group manager. "At that time, we pulled the update and notified customers. The main reason for pulling the update was to save a reboot for customers who had not yet installed it. The original issue was missed due to focusing on a variant of the original report early in the investigation."