Members
  • Total Members: 12811
  • Latest: nodrog
Stats
  • Total Posts: 28507
  • Total Topics: 8238
  • Online Today: 852
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)












Author Topic: Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue  (Read 2762 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue
« on: 13. February 2010., 09:24:49 »


Microsoft officials issued a status update on Friday for the BSOD patch issue affecting a limited amount of users: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,3774.0.html

Jerry Bryant, Sr. Security Communcations Manager at Microsoft, confirmed: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/02/12/update-restart-issues-after-installing-ms10-015.aspx the company was continuing their investigations into the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) issues related to Windows Patch MS10-015. "We have determined that malware on the system can cause the behavior" stated Bryant. He added that the software giant was not yet ruling out "other potential causes" at present and that company officials are still investigating the root cause: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977165

Microsoft said on Thursday it was investigating numerous reports on Microsoft’s help forums by users who were complaining that after a recent update, MS10-015, they were receiving a BSOD. Microsoft Answers, is filled with many users who are angry at the company for what they believe the update did to their machine. Microsoft stopped offering the patch via Windows Update on Thursday claiming it was removed as soon as the issues were discovered: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/73cea559-ebbd-4274-96bc-e292b69f2fd1

The patch in question, MS10-015, one of 13 security updates Microsoft issued Tuesday, fixed a 17-year-old kernel bug in all 32-bit versions of Windows. The vulnerability went public three weeks ago when a Google engineer disclosed the bug and posted proof-of-concept attack code. As SCF had previously reported, Microsoft said it would fix a 17 year old bug that was discovered by the Google engineer.  The bug, patched in this update, is related to the Virtual Dos Machine (VDM) which is used to support 16-bit applications: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,3627.0.html

Microsoft officials say the issue is difficult to solve once a computer is in an un-bootable state. Microsoft advises customers who feel they have been impacted by the issue to contact the Customer Service and Support group.

(NeoWin)

Samker's Computer Forum - SCforum.info

Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue
« on: 13. February 2010., 09:24:49 »




jake2pointzero

  • SCF Member
  • **
  • Posts: 53
  • KARMA: 6
Re: Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue
« Reply #1 on: 16. February 2010., 15:02:08 »
Samker,

Thanks for the info.

jake

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Re: Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue
« Reply #2 on: 16. February 2010., 19:06:30 »
Samker,

Thanks for the info.

jake

You welcome pal. ;)

hazedaze

  • SCF VIP Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 85
  • KARMA: 19
  • Gender: Male
Re: Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue
« Reply #3 on: 18. February 2010., 12:58:54 »
Apparently this has been arround since Win 3.1 days and they have just used the VDS "Virtual Dos" as a cover up, But then this is what Ive heard not what I have proved. Thanks for the heads up S!! :thumbsup:

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Re: Microsoft: Malware may cause BSOD patch issue
« Reply #4 on: 18. February 2010., 17:56:52 »
Apparently this has been arround since Win 3.1 days and they have just used the VDS "Virtual Dos" as a cover up, But then this is what Ive heard not what I have proved. Thanks for the heads up S!! :thumbsup:

You welcome also pal.  :up:


UPDATE: Guys, please continue to watch and comment this story here: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,3849.0.html


 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters):www.scforum.info:

Enter your email address to receive daily email with 'SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising