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March 15, 2005 1:09:37 AM

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Do others who are having problems with the KB891711 Windows Update
also have running the Spybot Search and Destroy Teatimer? I ask
because we're trying to put together all the commonalities of systems
having KB891711 problems.

In the Spybot S&D forum on their site, they're talking about it, too.
A Spybot advisor says, "I'm guessing Spybot's Teatimer may be
interacting with the installation of this update and causing its
completion to fail. However, this is pure speculation at this point
since I've done no research to confirm this yet. I recommend anyone
with this problem simply disable the registry entry from running, as
you have, until the actual problem is confirmed and a true 'fix' is
recommended, either by Microsoft or someone who's truly investigated
the issue. "

Beth

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March 15, 2005 1:09:38 AM

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Elizabeth

I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
(and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems AFAIK.
Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.

=================================================================
"Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
news:2s2c31p42gddaj52ao5hikvfmptqrd9634@4ax.com...
> Do others who are having problems with the KB891711 Windows Update
> also have running the Spybot Search and Destroy Teatimer? I ask
> because we're trying to put together all the commonalities of systems
> having KB891711 problems.
>
> In the Spybot S&D forum on their site, they're talking about it, too.
> A Spybot advisor says, "I'm guessing Spybot's Teatimer may be
> interacting with the installation of this update and causing its
> completion to fail. However, this is pure speculation at this point
> since I've done no research to confirm this yet. I recommend anyone
> with this problem simply disable the registry entry from running, as
> you have, until the actual problem is confirmed and a true 'fix' is
> recommended, either by Microsoft or someone who's truly investigated
> the issue. "
>
> Beth
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:09:39 AM

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bobster wrote:
>
> Elizabeth
>
> I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
> (and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems AFAIK.
> Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
> remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
> be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
>


I'm with Bobster. Spybot, teatimer, KB891711 and no problems anywhere.
win98fe

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March 15, 2005 2:01:38 AM

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bobster wrote:
> Elizabeth
>
> I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
> (and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems AFAIK.
> Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
> remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
> be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
>
> =================================================================
> "Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
> news:2s2c31p42gddaj52ao5hikvfmptqrd9634@4ax.com...
>
>>Do others who are having problems with the KB891711 Windows Update
>>also have running the Spybot Search and Destroy Teatimer? I ask
>>because we're trying to put together all the commonalities of systems
>>having KB891711 problems.
>>
>> In the Spybot S&D forum on their site, they're talking about it, too.
>>A Spybot advisor says, "I'm guessing Spybot's Teatimer may be
>>interacting with the installation of this update and causing its
>>completion to fail. However, this is pure speculation at this point
>>since I've done no research to confirm this yet. I recommend anyone
>>with this problem simply disable the registry entry from running, as
>>you have, until the actual problem is confirmed and a true 'fix' is
>>recommended, either by Microsoft or someone who's truly investigated
>>the issue. "
>>
>>Beth
>
>
>
teatimer ok here with update

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March 15, 2005 4:29:37 AM

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I got the teatimer report of a change to the registry. And I pressed
ALLOW. :-( Beth

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 14:37:36 -0800, "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net>
wrote:

>Elizabeth
>
>I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
>(and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems AFAIK.
>Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
>remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
>be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
>
>=================================================================
>"Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
>news:2s2c31p42gddaj52ao5hikvfmptqrd9634@4ax.com...
>> Do others who are having problems with the KB891711 Windows Update
>> also have running the Spybot Search and Destroy Teatimer? I ask
>> because we're trying to put together all the commonalities of systems
>> having KB891711 problems.
>>
>> In the Spybot S&D forum on their site, they're talking about it, too.
>> A Spybot advisor says, "I'm guessing Spybot's Teatimer may be
>> interacting with the installation of this update and causing its
>> completion to fail. However, this is pure speculation at this point
>> since I've done no research to confirm this yet. I recommend anyone
>> with this problem simply disable the registry entry from running, as
>> you have, until the actual problem is confirmed and a true 'fix' is
>> recommended, either by Microsoft or someone who's truly investigated
>> the issue. "
>>
>> Beth
>
March 15, 2005 4:29:38 AM

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Beth,

Can't be certain that I didn't get a Teatimer alert. At my age, things
don't always register. Just don't remember seeing the alert, however.

===============================================================
"Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
news:6pec31l4hudn76doiq2j0ujmhtph1gp456@4ax.com...
> I got the teatimer report of a change to the registry. And I pressed
> ALLOW. :-( Beth
>
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 14:37:36 -0800, "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Elizabeth
> >
> >I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
> >(and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems
AFAIK.
> >Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
> >remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer
may
> >be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
> >
> >=================================================================
> >"Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
> >news:2s2c31p42gddaj52ao5hikvfmptqrd9634@4ax.com...
> >> Do others who are having problems with the KB891711 Windows Update
> >> also have running the Spybot Search and Destroy Teatimer? I ask
> >> because we're trying to put together all the commonalities of systems
> >> having KB891711 problems.
> >>
> >> In the Spybot S&D forum on their site, they're talking about it, too.
> >> A Spybot advisor says, "I'm guessing Spybot's Teatimer may be
> >> interacting with the installation of this update and causing its
> >> completion to fail. However, this is pure speculation at this point
> >> since I've done no research to confirm this yet. I recommend anyone
> >> with this problem simply disable the registry entry from running, as
> >> you have, until the actual problem is confirmed and a true 'fix' is
> >> recommended, either by Microsoft or someone who's truly investigated
> >> the issue. "
> >>
> >> Beth
> >
>
March 15, 2005 4:31:25 AM

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Looks to me, then, the problem is Dialup. Beth

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:38:33 -0600, Steve IA <bringem@home.now> wrote:

>bobster wrote:
>>
>> Elizabeth
>>
>> I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
>> (and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems AFAIK.
>> Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
>> remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
>> be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
>>
>
>
>I'm with Bobster. Spybot, teatimer, KB891711 and no problems anywhere.
>win98fe
>
>Steve
>41N
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 4:31:26 AM

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How do you get from "TeaTimer" to "Dial-up" as the supposed problem? I am seeing
issues with KB891711 on machines that are on broadband, with none of the software
being mentioned in this and other forums as supposedly responsible for the issues.
--
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~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
news:hvec3113s0jge63fak3ks1ovneuklaoa6s@4ax.com...
> Looks to me, then, the problem is Dialup. Beth
>
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:38:33 -0600, Steve IA <bringem@home.now> wrote:
>
> >bobster wrote:
> >>
> >> Elizabeth
> >>
> >> I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
> >> (and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems AFAIK.
> >> Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
> >> remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
> >> be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
> >>
> >
> >
> >I'm with Bobster. Spybot, teatimer, KB891711 and no problems anywhere.
> >win98fe
> >
> >Steve
> >41N
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 11:06:06 AM

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FWIW, leaving aside several MRU entries, I can find the following FOUR
registry entries related to KB891711 on this WinME box, which is working
fine after the 891711 Win Update:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed
Components\{2cd1b477-8d46-4b86-b7dc-13fb65fb5914}]
@="Windows Millennium Edition KB891711 Update"
"IsInstalled"=dword:00000001
"Locale"="EN"
"Version"="4.10.0.2222"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
<SNIP>
"KB891711"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\KB891711\\KB891711.EXE"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Updates\
WinME\UPD891711]
@="Windows Millennium Edition KB891711 Update"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\KB891711\\KB891711.EXE"=""
"C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\KB891711\\Q891711.DLL"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\8917
11]
@=""
"DisplayName"="Windows Millennium Edition KB891711 Update"
"UninstallString"="RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection
C:\\WINDOWS\\INF\\QFE\\WinME\\891711UN.INF"


HTH,
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Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

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"bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
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> Elizabeth
>
> I have Teatimer running at start, have successfully downloaded KB891711
> (and, yes, it appears in msconfig, startup), and have had no problems
AFAIK.
> Normally Teatimer reports any attempts to change the registry but I don't
> remember seeing any such alert when I downloaded KB891711. The answer may
> be that not all Windows changes result in registry changes.
>
> =================================================================
> "Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
> news:2s2c31p42gddaj52ao5hikvfmptqrd9634@4ax.com...
> > Do others who are having problems with the KB891711 Windows Update
> > also have running the Spybot Search and Destroy Teatimer? I ask
> > because we're trying to put together all the commonalities of systems
> > having KB891711 problems.
> >
> > In the Spybot S&D forum on their site, they're talking about it, too.
> > A Spybot advisor says, "I'm guessing Spybot's Teatimer may be
> > interacting with the installation of this update and causing its
> > completion to fail. However, this is pure speculation at this point
> > since I've done no research to confirm this yet. I recommend anyone
> > with this problem simply disable the registry entry from running, as
> > you have, until the actual problem is confirmed and a true 'fix' is
> > recommended, either by Microsoft or someone who's truly investigated
> > the issue. "
> >
> > Beth
>
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 6:11:47 PM

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May I report that I've just heard from MVP Jim Eshelman about the KB891711
problem.
He is unable to offer anything new to our discussion.
His recommendation is to disable or uninstall the update until MS offers a
new fix.
He seems to think the problem is restricted to Win9X machines, but I think
some W2K boxes have been hit, too.
I have no idea yet what the cause may be, despite several earlier promising
suggestions.
--
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Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
In Memorium: Alex Nichol
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Your cooperation is very appreciated.
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<SNIP>
March 15, 2005 8:05:10 PM

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I wrote that post you're referring to (which said it's not Teatimer
and maybe it's dialup) before I read that others not on dialup are
having trouble, too.

Beth

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:57:56 -0500, "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com>
wrote:

>How do you get from "TeaTimer" to "Dial-up" as the supposed problem? I am seeing
>issues with KB891711 on machines that are on broadband, with none of the software
>being mentioned in this and other forums as supposedly responsible for the issues.
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:05:11 PM

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Ah, I see. I also found the earlier thread on this subject which you were involved
in. This update is really causing some people a lot of problems, isn't it!
--
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~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

"Elizabeth" <bethvollbach@earthlink.deletethis.net> wrote in message
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> I wrote that post you're referring to (which said it's not Teatimer
> and maybe it's dialup) before I read that others not on dialup are
> having trouble, too.
>
> Beth
>
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:57:56 -0500, "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com>
> wrote:
>
> >How do you get from "TeaTimer" to "Dial-up" as the supposed problem? I am seeing
> >issues with KB891711 on machines that are on broadband, with none of the software
> >being mentioned in this and other forums as supposedly responsible for the
issues.
>
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 2:52:52 AM

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But one thing is certain. It's KB891711.exe's fault & MS is diligently
are working on a fix. Right?

--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:e29w4sZKFHA.1812@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| May I report that I've just heard from MVP Jim Eshelman about the
KB891711
| problem.
| He is unable to offer anything new to our discussion.
| His recommendation is to disable or uninstall the update until MS
offers a
| new fix.
| He seems to think the problem is restricted to Win9X machines, but I
think
| some W2K boxes have been hit, too.
| I have no idea yet what the cause may be, despite several earlier
promising
| suggestions.
| --
| Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
| Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
|
| http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
| In Memorium: Alex Nichol
| http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
| Your cooperation is very appreciated.
| ------
| "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
| news:o 3yQA$VKFHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|
| <SNIP>
|
|
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 2:52:53 AM

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Nope, you're buckin responsibility here. You decided to take it, so it's
your fault!

PCR wrote:
> But one thing is certain. It's KB891711.exe's fault & MS is diligently
> are working on a fix. Right?
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:07:44 AM

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"Diligently at work", I meant. Better re-read it, now, Colorado!

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"Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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| Nope, you're buckin responsibility here. You decided to take it, so
it's
| your fault!
|
| PCR wrote:
| > But one thing is certain. It's KB891711.exe's fault & MS is
diligently
| > are working on a fix. Right?
|
|
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:07:45 AM

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That doesn't change it. You have to look within, grasshopper! (YOU
took it).

PCR wrote:
> "Diligently at work", I meant. Better re-read it, now, Colorado!
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:o 6YOcSeKFHA.1620@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Nope, you're buckin responsibility here. You decided to take it, so
it's
>> your fault!
>>
>> PCR wrote:
>>> But one thing is certain. It's KB891711.exe's fault & MS is diligently
>>> are working on a fix. Right?
March 16, 2005 11:51:51 AM

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 00:40:30 -0500, "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote:

>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/bulletin/ms05...
>.......Quote...........
>Vulnerability Details
>Cursor and Icon Format Handling Vulnerability - CAN-2004-1049:
>
>A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that cursor,
>animated cursor, and icon formats are handled. An attacker could try to
>exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious cursor or icon
>file that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user
>visited a malicious Web site or viewed a malicious e-mail message. An
>attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take
>complete control of an affected system.
>.......EOQ.............

Combine a kernel vulnerability that can result in an 0wned box and the
DNS cache poisoning that is starting to happen and it looks like a
seamless, transparent route to disaster. Which may explain why MSFT
issued a less than perfect method of handling the Cursor and Icon
Format Handling Vulnerability in Win98(SE)/ME.

more on DNS cache poisoning
http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-04
http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-05
http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-07
http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-13

And for those that aren't following along in the windowsme.general
newsgroup, there's some pretty damning evidence the KB891711 problems
are a video driver issue.
news:MPG.1ca12b625e96799298a6cf@msnews.microsoft.com
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 12:15:54 PM

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3/16/2005 9:16 AM
The latest development in the ...windowsme.general ng is that the KB891711
problem appears to be related to the video adapter / driver.
N. Miller (Norman) has two (nearly) identical machines, one only exhibiting
the problem, which has made it possible to narrow the cause (tentatively) to
the video driver.
See threads with "891711" in the Subject field.
--
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Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
In Memorium: Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:e29w4sZKFHA.1812@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> May I report that I've just heard from MVP Jim Eshelman about the KB891711
> problem.
> He is unable to offer anything new to our discussion.
> His recommendation is to disable or uninstall the update until MS offers a
> new fix.
> He seems to think the problem is restricted to Win9X machines, but I think
> some W2K boxes have been hit, too.
> I have no idea yet what the cause may be, despite several earlier
promising
> suggestions.
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> In Memorium: Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:o 3yQA$VKFHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
> <SNIP>
>
>
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 3:22:10 AM

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I guess I may click some of those, but I'm already convinced of the
horrific nature of this vulnerability. Thanks.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Vince" <nobody@home.invalid> wrote in message
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| On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 00:40:30 -0500, "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote:
|
| >http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/bulletin/ms05...
| >.......Quote...........
| >Vulnerability Details
| >Cursor and Icon Format Handling Vulnerability - CAN-2004-1049:
| >
| >A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that cursor,
| >animated cursor, and icon formats are handled. An attacker could try
to
| >exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious cursor or icon
| >file that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user
| >visited a malicious Web site or viewed a malicious e-mail message. An
| >attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take
| >complete control of an affected system.
| >.......EOQ.............
|
| Combine a kernel vulnerability that can result in an 0wned box and the
| DNS cache poisoning that is starting to happen and it looks like a
| seamless, transparent route to disaster. Which may explain why MSFT
| issued a less than perfect method of handling the Cursor and Icon
| Format Handling Vulnerability in Win98(SE)/ME.
|
| more on DNS cache poisoning
| http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-04
| http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-05
| http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-07
| http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-13
|
| And for those that aren't following along in the windowsme.general
| newsgroup, there's some pretty damning evidence the KB891711 problems
| are a video driver issue.
| news:MPG.1ca12b625e96799298a6cf@msnews.microsoft.com
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 3:22:11 AM

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Go click away. I have you in my prayers. Plus you have my
condolences.

PCR wrote:
> I guess I may click some of those, but I'm already convinced of the
> horrific nature of this vulnerability. Thanks.
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "Vince" <nobody@home.invalid> wrote in message
> news:iphg315h6dslh6d0ihcqdl43b82vqnm3sa@4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 00:40:30 -0500, "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/bulletin/ms05...
>>> .......Quote...........
>>> Vulnerability Details
>>> Cursor and Icon Format Handling Vulnerability - CAN-2004-1049:
>>>
>>> A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that cursor,
>>> animated cursor, and icon formats are handled. An attacker could try to
>>> exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious cursor or icon
>>> file that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user
>>> visited a malicious Web site or viewed a malicious e-mail message. An
>>> attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take
>>> complete control of an affected system.
>>> .......EOQ.............
>>
>> Combine a kernel vulnerability that can result in an 0wned box and the
>> DNS cache poisoning that is starting to happen and it looks like a
>> seamless, transparent route to disaster. Which may explain why MSFT
>> issued a less than perfect method of handling the Cursor and Icon
>> Format Handling Vulnerability in Win98(SE)/ME.
>>
>> more on DNS cache poisoning
>> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-04
>> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-05
>> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-07
>> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-13
>>
>> And for those that aren't following along in the windowsme.general
>> newsgroup, there's some pretty damning evidence the KB891711 problems
>> are a video driver issue.
>> news:MPG.1ca12b625e96799298a6cf@msnews.microsoft.com
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 5:14:48 AM

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I'm anxious to see whether a functioning KB891711.exe will stop my
NetZero stealth installs. But it will have to FUNCTION first!

--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:eNLmOGrKFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| "the only fear we have is ...."
|
| Have fun with it.
|
| When you *finally* get done with all the WU snafus, I'll catch ya on
the
| other side.
|
| PCR wrote:
....snip
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 5:14:49 AM

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Why don't ya just hang it up, and join me in Serenity? It's a lot less
stressful.

PCR wrote:
> I'm anxious to see whether a functioning KB891711.exe will stop my
> NetZero stealth installs. But it will have to FUNCTION first!
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:eNLmOGrKFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> "the only fear we have is ...."
>>
>> Have fun with it.
>>
>> When you *finally* get done with all the WU snafus, I'll catch ya on the
>> other side.
>>
>> PCR wrote:
> ...snip
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 5:15:29 AM

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Thanks.

--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:%23TGTAHrKFHA.440@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| Go click away. I have you in my prayers. Plus you have my
| condolences.
|
| PCR wrote:
| > I guess I may click some of those, but I'm already convinced of the
| > horrific nature of this vulnerability. Thanks.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "Vince" <nobody@home.invalid> wrote in message
| > news:iphg315h6dslh6d0ihcqdl43b82vqnm3sa@4ax.com...
| >> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 00:40:30 -0500, "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net>
wrote:
| >>
| >>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/bulletin/ms05...
| >>> .......Quote...........
| >>> Vulnerability Details
| >>> Cursor and Icon Format Handling Vulnerability - CAN-2004-1049:
| >>>
| >>> A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that
cursor,
| >>> animated cursor, and icon formats are handled. An attacker could
try to
| >>> exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious cursor or
icon
| >>> file that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user
| >>> visited a malicious Web site or viewed a malicious e-mail message.
An
| >>> attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take
| >>> complete control of an affected system.
| >>> .......EOQ.............
| >>
| >> Combine a kernel vulnerability that can result in an 0wned box and
the
| >> DNS cache poisoning that is starting to happen and it looks like a
| >> seamless, transparent route to disaster. Which may explain why
MSFT
| >> issued a less than perfect method of handling the Cursor and Icon
| >> Format Handling Vulnerability in Win98(SE)/ME.
| >>
| >> more on DNS cache poisoning
| >> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-04
| >> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-05
| >> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-07
| >> http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2005-03-13
| >>
| >> And for those that aren't following along in the windowsme.general
| >> newsgroup, there's some pretty damning evidence the KB891711
problems
| >> are a video driver issue.
| >> news:MPG.1ca12b625e96799298a6cf@msnews.microsoft.com
|
|
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 9:03:50 PM

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Serenity now. SERENITY NOW.

--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:%23QlGWgsKFHA.3332@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| Why don't ya just hang it up, and join me in Serenity? It's a lot less
| stressful.
|
| PCR wrote:
| > I'm anxious to see whether a functioning KB891711.exe will stop my
| > NetZero stealth installs. But it will have to FUNCTION first!
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "Bill in Co." <someone@earthlink.net> wrote in message
| > news:eNLmOGrKFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| >> "the only fear we have is ...."
| >>
| >> Have fun with it.
| >>
| >> When you *finally* get done with all the WU snafus, I'll catch ya on the
| >> other side.
| >>
| >> PCR wrote:
| > ...snip
|
|
!