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MS04-011 Issues and Solutions (KB Article)

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=835732

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS04-011. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update, including file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-011.mspx

For additional information about known issues that may occur after you install the security update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

840997 You cannot view enhanced metafile format graphics files (or EMF image files) that were create in Adobe Illustrator

841384 "STOP 0x00000079" error message after you install the security update that is described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 on a Windows NT 4.0-based computer

841382 Your computer stops responding, you cannot log on to Windows, or your CPU usage for the System process approaches 100 percent after you install the security update that is described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011

For additional information about general issues that may occur when you install software updates that replace the Ntoskrnl.exe file, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

246507 Windows NT does not start, error message about Ntoskrnl.exe

224526 Windows NT 4.0 supports maximum of 7.8-GB system partition

Comments

Harry Waldron said:

Recently I'd been reading the posts concerning the issues found with MS04-011.

I've got another one to add. Several systems I manage running W2K Professional SP4 and kb patched along with IE6 fully patched began to all show signs of inability to move across the internet. At the same time the system's processor would go to 100% CPU usage and remain until I could manage to shut down IE6 with Task Manager.

After reading the Microsoft KB835732, I then took note of the following Microsoft KB article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=841382

I wondered if this could also apply to the issue I was seeing. After uninstalling MS04-011 from these systems immediately the problem with all these systems went away.

Hopefully between firewalling ports tcp 445, 5554, 9996 and keeping antivirus software up to date I can keep the critters out of the systems till a revised MS04-011 patch comes out addressing this.

G'day,

Kevin
# May 2, 2004 9:10 PM