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Microsoft sticks to plan, denies emergency patch for XP SP2




Microsoft sticks to plan, denies emergency patch for XP SP2
Microsoft sticks to plan, denies emergency patch for XP SP2



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180107/Microsoft_sticks_to_plan_denies_emergency_patch_for_XP_SP2 

By Gregg Keizer
Computerworld
August 3, 2010

Although some had hoped that Microsoft would violate its own patching 
policy, the company yesterday stuck to its guns and declined to provide 
a fix for a critical bug to users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 
(SP2).

On Monday, Microsoft shipped an emergency patch for the Windows shortcut 
bug that attackers have been exploiting for several weeks. The 
vulnerability affects all versions from Windows 2000 on, including XP, 
Vista and Windows 7.

But, per Microsoft's practice, the oldest operating systems and service 
packs were denied the update.

"To be crystal clear, there is no security update for XP SP2," said 
Microsoft spokesman Christopher Budd in a Webcast on the out-of-band 
patch that he hosted Monday afternoon.

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