Microsoft pulls hotfix Q811493

or rather moved it from Critical Updates to Windows XP in Windows Update.

Thanks Large for his post in BPN on our forums. Microsoft is revising a security patch for Windows XP systems with Service Pack 1 installed after customers complained that installing the patch slowed their systems to a crawl.

Microsoft is working on a revised patch for Windows XP Service Pack 1 and will reissue that patch when it has been completed and fully tested, the Redmond, Washington, software maker said in a revised version of its security bulletin MS03-013 posted late Wednesday.

Originally released on April 16, the security bulletin addressed a buffer overrun vulnerability in the Windows kernel, which manages core services for the operating system such as allocating processor time and memory, as well as error handling.

View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-013 (updated 25 April 2003)

News source: PCWorld

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