Service Pack 2 Via Automatic Updates

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by PseUDO, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. PseUDO

    PseUDO Guest

    XP Service pack 2 will start coming in today via the automatic updates
    feature of xp.

    So if you have windows xp and automatic updates turned on then you may
    see an increase in activity as the download sarts.

    Around 80MB's for XP home , 100MB's for XP pro, and an extra 20MB's for
    both if service pack 1 isn't installed.

    PseUDO, Aug 25, 2004
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  2. just as a trial I grabbed a windows XP(pro) machine from work last
    night, did all updates except SP2, and then ran the network install.
    It only grabbed 36MB of downloads, so thats not too painful... I did it
    via dialup,and it only took ~90 mins(I wasnt timing it, and 90 mins is
    an over estimate).
    Dave -, Aug 25, 2004
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    SNOman Guest

    And SP2 already requires patching.

    Windows XP SP2 features security crater - report
    By Andrew Orlowski
    Published Wednesday 25th August 2004 18:03 GMT

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 has a flaw that gives users a false sense of
    security - quite literally. One report describes the security hole as a
    'crater'. The vulnerability lies in the web systems management interface
    (WBEM), which allows downloadable code to spoof firewall status information.

    It's a convoluted exploit, but in theory, a rogue application could wait
    until the firewall is down and then generate false system information
    indicating that the firewall is in fact up and working. That's because
    the WMI database - Microsoft's implementation of WBEM - is set to
    read/write, not read-only, reports eWeek. The magazine's labs used a
    simple script to generate false firewall status information.

    No known malware uses this technique, but a mysterious communique signed
    by malware authors in 144 countries vowed not to use the latest exploit
    regarding it as "unethical" and "unnecessarily disruptive".

    Of course we made that last part up. More usefully, if system
    administrators have a way of locking down the WMI database, we'll pass
    it right along to you. On Friday, the first Internet Explorer
    vulnerability of the SP2 era was discovered. ®
    SNOman, Aug 26, 2004
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    Enkidu Guest

    It depends on what you have. I have XP Pro and it estimates 65MB.


    Enkidu, Aug 26, 2004
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