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Microsoft Pulls Security Patch That Crashes NT 4.0

Microsoft has pulled a security patch for the Windows NT 4.0 because installing it can cause the operating system to crash. The patch, released on 11 December, is to fix a privilege elevation vulnerability deemed “important” by Microsoft. A malicious user could gain administrative privileges on a system by exploiting a flaw in the WM_TIMER Windows function, Microsoft said in security bulletin MS02-071. However, some system administrators were confronted with random crashes and reboots on their NT 4.0 systems after installing the patch. The problem was solved by removing the patch, according to postings in online discussion groups. Full Story

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