More problems pop up with Microsoft's ANI patch

Monday, 9 April 2007, 3:18 PM EST

Microsoft Corp. has acknowledged several new problems with the emergency patch it released last week to quash the Windows animated cursor file (ANI) bug and has updated a hotfix that it's telling some Windows XP SP2 users to download and install.

The first problem with the MS07-017 update, the series of seven patches released last Tuesday that among other things fixed the ANI flaw, was known to Microsoft before it posted the security bulletin. In fact, a hotfix to correct a flaw in the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel was published simultaneously with MS07-017.

At Computerworld.

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