Subsequent to the release of this bulletin & the associated patches, a compatibility problem with some 3rd party software has been identified with a set of language specific versions of the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 patch. This problem is unrelated to the security vulnerability discussed in this bulletin. Customers who have applied the patch are protected against the vulnerability discussed in this bulletin.

Microsoft has developed a fix for this issue & is re-releasing this bulletin to reflect the new updated patches. The compatibility problems only affect the language versions of the patch listed within the bulletin & only those versions of the patch are being re-released. Other language versions of this patch are not affected & are not being re-released. Please note that the new security patches support both the Setup switches originally documented in this bulletin as well as a set of new Setup switches that are document in the Installation Information Section of this bulletin. Additionally, the updated language versions support Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, & Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 in a single security patch.

Download Now if you haven't already. If you've already installed the update for Windows 2000, then see the "Technical Information" section to check whether the compatibility issue may affect you (& thus whether you should re-download or not).