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Re: Microsoft releases critical fix that breaks their own software!
From: <mattmurphy () kc rr com>
Date: 13 Jun 2002 22:08:47 -0000

In-Reply-To: <009301c2129f$58ff1f90$3701a8c0 () stingray>

What classic MS, their newest critical alert dealing with the Gopher Root
Vulnerability discussed on Security Focus last week
[http://online.securityfocus.com/news/464] seems to break windows media
player.

Is there any validity to this- and, does their fix work?

More info on the microsoft critical alert:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?
url=/technet/security/
bulletin/MS02-027.asp
More info on the breakage: http://www.pivx.com/workaround_fail.html

Not a bit of validity to this; WMP 7.1 successfully initialized and did 
not give any errors (fresh install), with the Gopher proxy set to 
localhost:1.  BTW I don't think it was MS that proposed the proxy 
workaround, that was Online Solutions (http://www.solutions.fi/) that did 
that.  I sent an e-mail to PivX concerning a *multitude* of inaccuracies 
and omissions from their "Gopher Smoker" workaround.  No response from 
PivX on that.  I will have to investigate this, but doesn't installing 
such a fix like "Gopher Smoker" invalidate support contracts?


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