February 26th, 2004, 12:42 PM
ASN.1 flaw in Windows 98, ME
M$ is releasing a patch for the ANS.1 flaw for Windows 98 & ME users - but it's by request only . They say they're not releasing a widespread patch because the vulnarability is not as severe in 98 & ME as in XP & 2000.
To request a patch call Microsoft @ 1-866-727-2338.
Just amazes me - a patch on demand - not available online. Gotta love M$.
February 26th, 2004, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the info. When I d/l the patch for XP, I noticed that there
no patch for 98 & kinda wondered why. Time for the phone call to M$.
February 26th, 2004, 08:32 PM
I have come across patches for specific issues that were on demand only (negative available space reporting, for example), but this was because the patch could screw up a system that did not have the problem?
This patch applies to all systems with 98/ME?
February 26th, 2004, 09:02 PM
I just called the number and eventually was connected with
someone in customer service. I told him that I needed the Win98
patch for their 828028 and he said "old 98 or the new 98"
I told him that I needed both of them. The rep sent me a zip file
for a patch for 98se.
I'm just guessing, but I bet that they have different patches for
98 & ME.
February 27th, 2004, 02:15 AM
Microsoft has been trying officially stop supporting those older OS's but they still help a little from time to time.
West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.