Do I need these updates or not?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Thomas Newton, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Registered Member

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    I have XP Home, IE7 & WMP 10.

    I ran the latest Belarc Advisor & some of the hotfixes/security updates don't have a green check mark by them.

    .NET Framework 1.1 S867460 & M886903

    Windows Media Player 10
    KB917734_WMP10 SP0 doesn't have a green check mark by it but KB917734_WMP10 does.

    Windows Media Player 9
    KB917734_WMP9 SP0 doesn't have a green check mark by it but KB917734_WMP9 does.

    I have WMP 10 so the WMP 9 updates aren't relevant, right?

    I ran MBSA and it says I have "strong security" & I went to the Microsoft update site and there were no high priority updates for me.

    So do I need to get the updates from the KB articles or am I ok?

    Thanks in advance,

    Thomas
     
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    the Tester Registered Member

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    I take only the updates marked as "critical" at the Windows Update site.
    I consider anything else as optional.
     
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    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    917734 - critical update, which fixes security vulnerability in WMP 9 & in WMP 10.

    Net Framework 1.1: SP1 Update - improves security | 887219 - fixes security issue.
     
  4. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks folks.

    I think I'll stick with just installing the high priority updates from microsoft update and pass on any of the custom ones.

    I was just curious as to why Belarc couldn't "verify" those patches.

    regards,
    Thomas
     
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