Mon Aug 23 20:53:39 2004 The Catch-22
of XP Service Pack 2
Posted by Tony Lawrence
Search Keys: microsoft,security
Referencing: Deploying Windows XP Service Pack 2 using Software Update Services
I hope that the brewing trouble around this service pack hasn't escaped your attention. It's important to understand that this patch WILL break many programs. On the other hand, it fixes some truly awful security holes.
So what do you do? I have clients who have been told by their application vendor NOT to install this. So their choice is either remain vulnerable to the various problems that this addresses, or be unable to use the software their business depends upon. Some choice.
Microsoft richly deserves the pain they will suffer from this debacle.
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