Microsoft MS03-051 patch for Front Page Extensions fails to appear in Windows Update

This is a particularly nasty patch, as it can affect web servers with hardly anything running other than IIS and Front Page Extensions. The update fails to show up in Microsoft Update – it still hadn’t appeared on my web server, so I hunted down the patch myself (hint: start at – that’s the home page for IE on my web servers!) and installed it. Delayed patch ends Microsoft’s patch-free month early. “A glitch in Microsoft’s Windows Update automated patching service caused a security fix that was released last month to be delivered to computer users on Tuesday, the same day Microsoft proclaimed December would be a patch-free month.” [InfoWorld: Top News]

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