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Deirdre Win XP home edition update insecure
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I received MS updates today 12-11-08. I received 3 security updates for XP: KB954600, KB955839, KB956802. Secunia shows this update as insecure but Microsoft has no other security updates for me. Should I uninstall this update? No one else has posted about this, so I'm wondering why I might be the only one Secunia is showing XP as insecure? Have same problem with the IE7 update.
Thanks.

pavane RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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on 12th Dec, 2008 01:10, Deirdre wrote:
I received MS updates today 12-11-08. I received 3 security updates for XP: KB954600, KB955839, KB956802. Secunia shows this update as insecure but Microsoft has no other security updates for me. Should I uninstall this update? No one else has posted about this, so I'm wondering why I might be the only one Secunia is showing XP as insecure? Have same problem with the IE7 update.
Thanks.


I have exactly the same problem. Secunia shows vulnerability in IE7 and in Windows XP Home SP3, which I have installed and showed no problems until the updates you mentioned above were installed. Susan Bradley in the Windows Secrets newsletter says that these might (might!) involve problems in the Secunia scanner. She promised to report further next week, meanwhile I am ignoring the Secunia warning, which is not a comfortable feeling but there is nothing to download from Microsoft whenever I follow Secunia's path to solve the vulnerability.
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I am replying from my XP Home system and it is being reported as fully patched.

What is the location of the files that are not patched?
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pavane RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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Someone in another thread suggested doing a separate download of KB956802, which I just did and the problems are solved, no insecure programs.
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Deirdre RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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Thank you! Thank you! I downloaded the KB956802 that fixed both IE7 & XP. Yes, it is VERY unconfortable when Secunia says something is insecure!
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MrTwoSticks RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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For 2 or 3 days PSI has told me that Win XP Home and Windows Media Play 11 were insecure. I downloaded what I could from the MS download site but the PSI warning continued. The Windows Secrets article didn't really seem to pertain though I do have NET 3xx. Finally, just a bit a go, I redownloaded and installed Win Media Player 11 from download.com and voila! The PSI security warnings did not show in a new scan.

Go figure....
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rossin RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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on 12th Dec, 2008 01:10, Deirdre wrote:
I received MS updates today 12-11-08. I received 3 security updates for XP: KB954600, KB955839, KB956802. Secunia shows this update as insecure but Microsoft has no other security updates for me. Should I uninstall this update? No one else has posted about this, so I'm wondering why I might be the only one Secunia is showing XP as insecure? Have same problem with the IE7 update.
Thanks.

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nibo1978 RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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Secunia is unserios!!! I have delete it now!!!

PS: I had istalled it on Partition C and I must deistalled it because the place on C was to little for win updates. Then I had istalled it on Partition E. secunia PSI have the same options this I give on Partition C. I have deinstalled it on C!!! Why have it the same options when I have installed it on Partition E?
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smokythebear RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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For 2 or 3 days PSI has told me that Win XP Home and Windows Media Play 11 were insecure. I downloaded what I could from the MS download site but the PSI warning continued. The Windows Secrets article didn't really seem to pertain though I do have NET 3xx. Finally, just a bit a go, I redownloaded and installed Win Media Player 11 from download.com and voila! The PSI security warnings did not show in a new scan.

I was getting the message that WinXP and MSXML4SP2 were insecure. In another forum, someone with the same problem was told to try uninstall all versions of MSXML4SP2, reboot and then install MSXML4SP3. I did that but still PSI gave the security warnings. I downloaded everything I could find from Windows download site, then I saw the comment in this forum that I've quoted in the paragraph previous to this one. When I removed Windows Media Player11 and a related program, then reinstalled WMP11 and did a system scan with Secunia, no security threats were found.
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HoladayB RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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Same problem! Am showing that I have downloaded and updated XP but Secunia keeps showing as Cat. 4 threat! I can't re-download (have tried) it shows '0' to download...

Help!
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HoladayB RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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I am going to download the WindowsXP 11 Media Player like suggested, thank you.
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Vegasal777 RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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on 12th Dec, 2008 01:10, Deirdre wrote:
I received MS updates today 12-11-08. I received 3 security updates for XP: KB954600, KB955839, KB956802. Secunia shows this update as insecure but Microsoft has no other security updates for me. Should I uninstall this update? No one else has posted about this, so I'm wondering why I might be the only one Secunia is showing XP as insecure? Have same problem with the IE7 update.
Thanks.

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Vegasal777 RE: Win XP home edition update insecure
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on 12th Dec, 2008 01:10, Deirdre wrote:
I received MS updates today 12-11-08. I received 3 security updates for XP: KB954600, KB955839, KB956802. Secunia shows this update as insecure but Microsoft has no other security updates for me. Should I uninstall this update? No one else has posted about this, so I'm wondering why I might be the only one Secunia is showing XP as insecure? Have same problem with the IE7 update.
Thanks.

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