[funsec] Problem with MS Updates?

John Payne john at sackheads.org
Tue Jul 8 20:38:08 CDT 2008





On Jul 8, 2008, at 8:58 PM, "David Boswell" <dave at daves.net> wrote:

> This also bit me.  ZoneAlarm components are installed as part of the
> Cisco VPN client.


Seriously?   Perhaps just your company's bundling?
>
>
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> On 7/8/08, Paul Ferguson <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
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>> It has been brought to my attention that this is an apparent
>> conflict between ZoneAlarm and MS update KB951748:
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>> http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=cfg&message.id=52
>> 785
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>> Apparently, resetting Internet Zone Security from High to Medium is a
>> workaround:
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>> http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=cfg&message.id=52
>> 733
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>> FYI,
>>
>> - - ferg
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>> - -- "Paul Ferguson" <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
>>
>> Heads-up:
>>
>> I just had to System Restore a few machines (including my laptop)
>> after updating with today's monthly Microsoft security patches.
>>
>> All systems were XP SP2 -- and I have also expressly not selected
>> the SP3 upgrade.
>>
>> After rebooting, the Windows TCP/IP API seems to become completely
>> broken, e.g. network applications (browser, NTP client, etc.) cannot
>> reach their desired destinations (error: host not found), however,
>> when you open a DOS Shell, you can successfully resolve DNS queries,
>> ping target hosts, traceroute, etc.
>>
>> Very bizarre and very frustrating. I spent ~2 hours futzing with
>> this issue.
>>
>> I have seen no mention of this elsewhere yet, but basically if you
>> do not System Restore, you're functionally dead in the water.
>>
>> I plan to make some inquires elsewhere, but for now, I would highly
>> recommend waiting to apply the monthly Microsoft Black Tuesday  
>> updates
>> until things are more clear.
>>
>> Has anyone else run into any problems?
>>
>> FYI,
>>
>> - - ferg
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>> --
>> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
>> Engineering Architecture for the Internet
>> fergdawg(at)netzero.net
>> ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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