Microsoft confirms IE update snafu, offers work-around

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 8:32 PM EST

Microsoft admitted late yesterday that security patches issued last week for Internet Explorer (IE) crippled the browser for some users, but rather than rework the fix, the company offered up a registry hack work-around.

The confirmation and work-around came a week after users installed the MS07-069 security update on Dec. 11, and immediately began reporting that they were unable to connect to the Internet with IE or that the browser kept crashing. MS07-069, one of seven bulletins issued on December's "Patch Tuesday," fixed four critical vulnerabilities in IE 5.01, IE6 and IE7.

At Computerworld.

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