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TOPIC: Win XP Security patch alert with 0 KB

Win XP Security patch alert with 0 KB 13 years 7 months ago #11695

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I get an alert to download a security patch, yet it has 0KB. Anyone know anything about the patch below?

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Install Updates Download size (total): 0 KB *
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Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Date last published: 7/12/2005
A security issue has been identified in the Color Management Module that could allow an attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
System Requirements
Recommended CPU: Not specified.
Recommended memory: Not specified.
Recommended hard disk space: Not specified.
How to Uninstall
This software update can be removed via Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

spoof 13 years 7 months ago #11699

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looks like a spoof, all those categories that come up with "Not Specified" always have a specification. and the description about what this patch does is not very "descriptive". microsoft writes down a comprehensive literature about any security issues and a detailed explanation on what a particular security update will deal with.
for the time being ignore it and send an email to the MS site which deals with these security updates, and wait for a feedback.
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Re: Win XP Security patch alert with 0 KB 13 years 6 months ago #11738

I found some info about that patch KB901214 which looks to be some kind of vulnerability in the Microsoft Color Management Module that allows remote code execution.

Here is the link if you want to read more about it. Hope that helps.

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