[Dshield] Problem with MS Updates?
Rama Rao Adharapurapu
RamaRao.Adharapurapu at kbr.com
Wed Jul 9 16:11:44 GMT 2008
See the comments on sans diary
"For Zone Alarm users having issues connecting to internet post Ms08-037
update, you may edit "Custom" for Internet Security Zone set to HIGH and
check "Allow outgoing TCP Ports:80,443. Hope this helps. Regards
posted by Ramu, Wed Jul 09 2008, 03:30
From: Paul Ferguson [mailto:fergdawg at netzero.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 7:02 PM
To: list at lists.dshield.org
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Problem with MS Updates?
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It has been brought to my attention that this is an apparent
conflict between ZoneAlarm and MS update KB951748:
Apparently, resetting Internet Zone Security from High to Medium is a
- - ferg
- -- "Paul Ferguson" <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
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
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?
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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