Saturday, October 04, 2003
||WMP: Windows Media Player Script Command Patch (828026)|
I'm not in the habit of discussing patches that do not correspond to MS Security Bulletins, but this one was directly referenced as a follow-up to the latest IE security rollup patch, so I'll go ahead and talk about it. Basically, this update changes the way WMP handles accepting commands from other programs. It also increases security so that information from untrusted websites cannot be accessed. Since I'm all about reducing your computer's attackability, you should install this one fairly soon.
Patches: Windows 2003, 2000, and XP | Windows ME | Windows NT 4.0
References: KB Article (828026)
||INTERNET EXPLORER: Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer (MS03-040 | KB828750)|
This patch for Internet Explorer combines all of the patches for IE that Microsoft has previously released, including two new problems. The first one fixes a huge problem that happens with popup windows. Don't quote me on this one, but I believe this fixes the "$5/min dialup redirect" issue everyone has been talking about. The other problem deals with the way IE tries to figure out the result when a website tries to manipulate data with XML. Either way, this one was urgent enough to be released on a Friday, so make sure you update ASAP.
Patches: Windows Server 2003 | IE 6 SP1 | IE 6 (Windows XP) | IE 5.5 SP2 | IE 5.01 (Windows 2000)
References: TechNet Version | End User Version | KB Article (828750)