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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