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    Microsoft Quietly Releases Windows 2003 SP2

    Microsoft has quietly released 32-bit Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 for download. (The 64-bit edition is still showing as a release candidate on the site.) The installation of SP2 may potentially regress hotfixes that have been deployed previously; Microsoft has released a script to scan for hotfixes that may potentially regress.
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    I guess we have been under estimating there sneakyness.

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    What I find even more interesting is the release of a "hotfix" that isn't associated with an Advisory that was downloaded by all XP SP2 Machines yesterday... It was moved from "If you need it" to "mandatory" and fixes a Race Condition in the Memory Manager.

    To me that sounds like a security risk... but meh

    As a side here's the list of CVE's that are apparently covered by SP2 (http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2454)

    [Update] I finally finished my blog post on the subject.
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    LOL HT i love the title that you have chosen to use:>
    Introducking the Amazing, Wonderful and Completely Magnificent Microsoft the Magician...
    and the first sentence completes it:>
    … and for his first trick, Ladies and Gentlemen, he will make Windows Server 2003 SP2 appear magically in front of you… as though out of thin air.
    So i take it that the rumours were true, that magic does happen at Redmond..

    nice post up none the less.

    cheers
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    Thanks My goal was to make it as interesting as possible.
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