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Jun 17 2008   9:57AM GMT

Microsoft security updates blocked by bug

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

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UPDATE: Microsoft released a patch to apply to the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 servers to resolve the patching issues. Security Advisory 954474 has the details.

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Microsoft continues to track a bug blocking the deployment of the June 2008 security updates. The software vendor said on Friday that an issue with the System Center Configuration Manager 2007, “affects the deployment of security updates to System management Server (SMS) 2003 clients.” Those on SMS 2003, using the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates, aren’t getting the security updates.

Microsoft issued an advisory telling customers that its engineers were working to correct the issue.

“In response to this issue, we’ve activated our Software Security Incident Response Process (SSIRP) and our engineering teams are working to develop a solution for this issue,” said Christopher Budd, a security program manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).

Microsoft issued three critical updates in June as part of its monthly batch of updates, plugging holes in Bluetooth and Internet Explorer that could be exploited by a hacker to run malicious code and gain access to a machine.

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  • This update screwed up my TCP/UDP ports
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