Patch Management

Microsoft reinstates faulty fix, but with rootkit detection

March 2, 2010

Microsoft on Tuesday resumed shipping a recent patch, MS10-015, through Windows Update. The fix was sidelined after Microsoft determined that it resulted in a denial-of-service condition when installed by users whose machines are infected with a rootkit known as Alureon. The revamped bulletin now contains "detection logic" to find the Alureon rootkit. If it does, the computer does not load the patch. -- DK

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