A new version of security update 918899 is currently in development and will be released to all Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 customers by August 22, 2006. The new update will be available on the Microsoft Download Center and by using Windows Update. Customers who are using any version of Internet Explorer other than Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 together with any Windows version are not affected by this release and do not have to take any action. We recommend that customers who are not experiencing this issue continue to deploy security update 918899 in their environments to receive protection from the vulnerabilities that are documented in security bulletin MS06-042. Customers who experience this issue should apply the new security update when it is available. Customers who want to avoid the issue before the new security update is available may apply hotfix 923762.
We've seen a number of reports since (Patch) Tuesday from folks running either Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP1 that IE is crashing when accessing certain sites, most notably PeopleSoft applications. It was (strongly) suspected that MS06-042 (KB918899) was causing the problem - for most people, uninstalling the patch made the problem go away.
A couple of workarounds were posted, one requiring a server setting change, the other required a browser setting change.
Late this afternoon, Microsoft announced the availability of a hotfix for this problem.
Judge should have bowed out, court says
Published August 1, 2006
A U.S. appeals court said Monday that Microsoft Corp. is entitled to a new judge to preside over a patent trial in which the software giant will try to avoid paying $521 million in damages to a Wheaton company.
U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel should have stepped aside when the case was sent back to his Chicago court, ruled the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington.
Rules for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago require that a new judge take over a case remanded on appeal to eliminate any bias stemming from the initial trial.
The 7-year-old dispute returned to Chicago after the Federal Circuit granted Microsoft a new trial over the validity of the patent, owned by the University of California and licensed to closely held Eolas Technologies Inc. of Wheaton. The debate over who would preside over the case has held up scheduling of a new trial.