WTF with the patch at windows update?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Richard Malcolm-Smith, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it addresses the flaw
    that allowed blaster to work.

    Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why is this here,
    and why would I want to install this patch?
    Richard Malcolm-Smith, Aug 19, 2003
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  2. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    art Guest

    On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 19:40:59 +1200, Richard Malcolm-Smith
    <> wrote:

    >Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it addresses the flaw
    >that allowed blaster to work.
    >
    >Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why is this here,
    >and why would I want to install this patch?



    The windows update site is buggered for me. I just get the following
    message.

    Thank you for your interest in Windows Update

    Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get
    the most out of your computer.

    The latest version of Windows Update is available on computers that
    are running Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows
    Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 (except Windows 2000 Datacenter
    Server), Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family.


    When it does load up, it stops through the download.
    art, Aug 19, 2003
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  3. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    KS Guest

    > The windows update site is buggered for me. I just get the following
    > message.


    That's odd.

    I click on Windows Update in XP, and get taken to

    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

    Scan for updates gets me "There are no Critical Updates available at this
    time."
    KS, Aug 19, 2003
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  4. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    R-Slicks Guest

    On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 19:40:59 +1200, Richard Malcolm-Smith
    <> wrote:

    >Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it addresses the flaw
    >that allowed blaster to work.
    >
    >Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why is this here,
    >and why would I want to install this patch?



    I believe the Blaster patch was re-released, though don't quote me on
    that as I'm not absolutely 100% certain. Sure I read it somewhere
    though...


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    R-Slicks, Aug 19, 2003
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  5. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    TufCookie Guest

    The new patch is for a new strain of the Blaster worm,
    which attacks port 707.

    "Richard Malcolm-Smith" <> news:bhsjsi$h40$
    > Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it addresses the

    flaw
    > that allowed blaster to work.
    >
    > Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why is this

    here,
    > and why would I want to install this patch?
    TufCookie, Aug 19, 2003
    #5
  6. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    m00se Guest

    KS wrote:

    > That's odd.
    >
    > I click on Windows Update in XP, and get taken to
    >
    > http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    >
    > Scan for updates gets me "There are no Critical Updates available at this
    > time."
    >
    >


    I get the same message here with XP home. XP pro seems to work fine.

    Ironic thing is, 20minutes after the site tells me there are none, the
    auto updater says, cool, I got shit from windowsupdate to download,
    wanna do it now?
    m00se, Aug 20, 2003
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  7. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    ufo_hk Guest

    visit this update site :)

    http://www.linux.org/

    "m00se" <> wrote in message
    news:3f42b164$...
    > KS wrote:
    >I got shit from windowsupdate to download,
    > wanna do it now?
    >
    ufo_hk, Aug 20, 2003
    #7
  8. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    m00se Guest

    ufo_hk wrote:
    > visit this update site :)
    >
    > http://www.linux.org/
    >


    Yeah cause platypus, exonet and mssql run so well on linux...

    PS: Check my headers.
    m00se, Aug 20, 2003
    #8
  9. On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 11:58:42 +1200, "ufo_hk" <> wrote:

    >visit this update site :)
    >
    >http://www.linux.org/





    And become a Idiot like most here..

    Plus its no longer FREE.


    >"m00se" <> wrote in message
    >news:3f42b164$...
    >> KS wrote:
    >>I got shit from windowsupdate to download,
    >> wanna do it now?
    >>

    >
    Robert Mathews, Aug 20, 2003
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  10. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    m00se Guest

    Robert Mathews wrote:
    >
    > And become a Idiot like most here..
    >
    > Plus its no longer FREE.
    >


    foad noob


    You have to be the most clueless witless mother fucker amaginable to man.

    You write your own trolls? or do you contract some MSCE 'engineer' to do
    it for you?


    Brown nosing bill will not get you into his will. His anus, maybe...
    m00se, Aug 20, 2003
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  11. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    Joe Bloggs Guest

    I saw this http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2630063a1896,00.html
    "Users of pirated versions of Microsoft's latest operating systems can't
    download the security patch from Microsoft's website"


    "KS" <> wrote in message
    news:bhso8v$lg8$...
    > > The windows update site is buggered for me. I just get the following
    > > message.

    >
    > That's odd.
    >
    > I click on Windows Update in XP, and get taken to
    >
    > http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    >
    > Scan for updates gets me "There are no Critical Updates available at this
    > time."
    >
    >
    Joe Bloggs, Aug 20, 2003
    #11
  12. On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 04:56:02 GMT, "Joe Bloggs" <>
    wrote:

    >I saw this http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2630063a1896,00.html
    >"Users of pirated versions of Microsoft's latest operating systems can't
    >download the security patch from Microsoft's website"
    >
    >
    >"KS" <> wrote in message
    >news:bhso8v$lg8$...
    >> > The windows update site is buggered for me. I just get the following
    >> > message.

    >>
    >> That's odd.
    >>
    >> I click on Windows Update in XP, and get taken to
    >>
    >> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    >>
    >> Scan for updates gets me "There are no Critical Updates available at this
    >> time."
    >>
    >>

    >




    The Same here and mine is a full purchase version..
    Robert Mathews, Aug 20, 2003
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  13. "R-Slicks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it addresses the

    flaw
    > >that allowed blaster to work.
    > >
    > >Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why is

    this here,
    > >and why would I want to install this patch?

    >
    >
    > I believe the Blaster patch was re-released, though don't quote me on
    > that as I'm not absolutely 100% certain. Sure I read it somewhere
    > though...


    Can you tell us where you read it, so we can get that corrected...
    Nathan Mercer, Aug 21, 2003
    #13
  14. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    m00se Guest

    Nathan Mercer wrote:
    > "m00se" <> wrote in message
    >>I get the same message here with XP home. XP pro seems to work fine.
    >>
    >>Ironic thing is, 20minutes after the site tells me there are none, the
    >>auto updater says, cool, I got shit from windowsupdate to download,
    >>wanna do it now?

    >
    >
    > Does it work if you try
    > https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    >
    >


    no, thats the address I was talking about.


    Apparently this 'fresh' install of XP home has no updates avaliable for it.
    m00se, Aug 21, 2003
    #14
  15. "m00se" <> wrote in message
    news:3f4422ad$...
    > >>I get the same message here with XP home. XP pro seems to work fine.
    > >>
    > >>Ironic thing is, 20minutes after the site tells me there are none, the
    > >>auto updater says, cool, I got shit from windowsupdate to download,
    > >>wanna do it now?

    > >
    > >
    > > Does it work if you try
    > > https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    > >

    > no, thats the address I was talking about.


    Are you sure?
    Did you click the link above?

    > Apparently this 'fresh' install of XP home has no updates avaliable for

    it.

    Are you seeing this now? today?
    Nathan Mercer, Aug 21, 2003
    #15
  16. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    Max Burke Guest

    > Nathan Mercer scribbled:

    > "R-Slicks" <> wrote in message
    > news:...


    >>> Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it
    >>> addresses the flaw that allowed blaster to work.


    >>> Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why
    >>> is this here, and why would I want to install this patch?


    >> I believe the Blaster patch was re-released, though don't quote me on
    >> that as I'm not absolutely 100% certain. Sure I read it somewhere
    >> though...


    > Can you tell us where you read it, so we can get that corrected...


    I would just be happy if the Windows Update website team would remove
    that *out of date* Nvidia update that they seem to think is critical.
    The NVidia drivers are now at 45.23 (WHQL certified) but the update
    website insists I need to install 44.xx as a critical update.

    --
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    Max Burke, Aug 21, 2003
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  17. On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 21:34:11 +1200, "Max Burke" <mlvburke@%$%#@.nz> wrote:

    >> Nathan Mercer scribbled:

    >
    >> "R-Slicks" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...

    >
    >>>> Another one has turned up in critical updates which says it
    >>>> addresses the flaw that allowed blaster to work.

    >
    >>>> Now the thing is, this was already addressed in another patch, why
    >>>> is this here, and why would I want to install this patch?

    >
    >>> I believe the Blaster patch was re-released, though don't quote me on
    >>> that as I'm not absolutely 100% certain. Sure I read it somewhere
    >>> though...

    >
    >> Can you tell us where you read it, so we can get that corrected...

    >
    >I would just be happy if the Windows Update website team would remove
    >that *out of date* Nvidia update that they seem to think is critical.
    >The NVidia drivers are now at 45.23 (WHQL certified) but the update
    >website insists I need to install 44.xx as a critical update.




    Drivers have never been listed as critical, you are reading it all Wrong..
    Robert Kramer, Aug 21, 2003
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  18. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    m00se Guest

    m00se, Aug 21, 2003
    #18
  19. Richard Malcolm-Smith

    Enkidu Guest

    On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 09:04:47 +1200, m00se <>
    wrote:

    >Enkidu wrote:
    >>>>Does it work if you try
    >>>>https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>no, thats the address I was talking about.
    >>>

    >>
    >> You had "http", not "https".

    >
    >no I didnt.
    >

    OK, you didn't specifiically mention that URL, but in the following
    you were talking about the http:// version.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    -----------------Message C&P from earlier...
    ++ KS wrote:

    ++ > That's odd.
    ++ >
    ++ > I click on Windows Update in XP, and get taken to
    ++ >
    ++ > http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    ++ >
    ++ > Scan for updates gets me "There are no Critical Updates available
    ++ > at this time."
    ++ >
    ++ I get the same message here with XP home. XP pro seems to work
    ++ fine.

    ++ Ironic thing is, 20minutes after the site tells me there are none,
    ++ the auto updater says, cool, I got shit from windowsupdate to
    ++ download, wanna do it now?
    --

    Signed and sealed with Great Seal of the Executive
    Council of the Internet, by The Master of The Net.
    Enkidu, Aug 22, 2003
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