Microsoft warns of flaw in latest Windows patch

By Derek Sooman on
Oh, man! Damned if you do and damned if you don't! Microsoft is now warning of flaws in its latest Windows patch designed to protect against newly discovered critical Windows vulnerabilities.

The Microsoft security advisory MS05-051 details how the critical MSDTC (CAN-2005-2119) and COM+ (CAN-2005-1978) vulnerabilities can potentially be exploited by malicious cyber criminals to cause remote code execution and local elevation of privileges.
However, installing this patch has reported cause a range of problems, including "users being locked out of systems, antivirus security updates failing to complete and PCs just displaying a blank screen without any desktop icons after the update has been rolled out."

The company claims to be working with a limited number of affected customers to help resolve these issues. Microsoft said it has published Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 909444, which tackles the problem.

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