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Re: RE: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer no t seeing KB887742 and KB886185
From: "Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]" <sbradcpa () pacbell net>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:05:19 -0800

Ping Microsoft.. they were not classified as Security patches [not assigned 05-### numbers ergo they aren't on MBSA]

As Richard stated, they aren't security bulletins.

Heck I'd LOVE to get 835734 for the SBS 2003 platform merely on Windows Update and honestly I can't wait for WUS or whatever. Right now there are tons of unpatched SBS boxes that are spam machines. http://www.sbslinks.com/popconnector.htm

I know at least 886185 is on Windows update so count your blessings.

Randal, Phil wrote:

KB887742: "A computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack
2 (SP2), Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 unexpectedly stops. Additionally, the following Stop
error message appears on a blue screen: Stop 0x05

That's a denial of service.  There are security implications there.

KB886185: "After you set up Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2 (SP2), you may discover that anyone on the Internet can
access resources on your computer when you use a dial-up connection to
connect to the Internet."

That looks like a major security hole to me.



Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK
-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com [mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Threlkeld, Richard
Sent: 15 February 2005 00:19
To: James Lay; BuqtraqNT (E-mail); BugtraqSecurity (E-mail); Full-Disclosure (E-mail) Subject: [Full-disclosure] RE: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer not seeing KB887742 and KB886185

These are not security updates.  KB887742 is for a stop error
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887742) and KB886185 is an update for network scope on the Windows Firewall
(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;886185) .

The MBSA scans for Security Updates only, not every hotfix ever released. Note that a "Critical" patch is not necessarily a "Security" patch. You may be thinking of the "Maximum severity" levels of the MS*-xxx security bulletins which are not the same thing.


Richard Threlkeld
Microsoft MVP - SMS

-----Original Message-----
From: James Lay [mailto:jlay () ameriben com]
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 10:24 AM
To: BuqtraqNT (E-mail); BugtraqSecurity (E-mail); Full-Disclosure
Subject: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer not seeing KB887742 and

Subject line says it all....just did a fresh install of WinXP SP2....was using MBSAFU to make sure it would patch...which it did. However Windows Update shows still needing KB887742 and KB886185. MBSA shows no critical patches need updated. Systeminfo shows that both KB887742 and KB886185 are NOT installed. I'm using latest MBSA. Anyone else see this? Kinda sucks :(

James Lay
Network Manager/Security Officer
AmeriBen Solutions/IEC Group
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