Microsoft, security, blunder:  Make your own headline, 3/15/02

Microsoft has admitted the patch it sent round just last week to plug
the SNMP vulnerability had the wrong files in it.

In an embarrassing admission for the software company, which is
desperately trying to clean up its act regarding IT security, Microsoft
sent out an email today confirming the English and German versions of
the update had errors.

The company said: "On March 14, 2002, Microsoft discovered the English
and German patches for Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition contained
incorrect files.  We have corrected this error and posted updated
versions of this patch for these languages."

Microsoft has been working hard to persuade the IT community that the
perception that its software is riddled with bugs is not true. Attaching the
wrong files to its software updates will not help the

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