Microsoft on Thursday issued a "hotfix" for a fault in a security patch designed to correct a flaw already being targeted by worms. The company is making the hotfix, or repair code targeted to a specific issue, available upon request, according to a posting on its Web site. The fix addresses the problem of programs failing if they request one gigabyte or more of information on a patched system.
Computers running x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, along with Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, are affected, if the MS06-040 update has been installed. Only 32-bit programs can encounter problems, Microsoft said.