Thanks for the response. I did search the Knowledge Base and Googled the KB number. Each response came back to the statement that it is a non-security update to Windows (in my case XP SP3) and no details on the issues it's supposed to fix. Guess I'll just let it go and not do the update. Thanks again for responding.
It isn't identified as High Priority and when I checked Microsoft they say it is non-security. Here is the description from the update:
"Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer."
Unfortunately there are no details listed. Just the "issues in Windows". I just won't install it. I just really try to stay on top of Updates and the vague nature of this one threw me.
I also use the 'Custom' option to collect updates and the last time I did so, (sometime last week?), I was only offerred 8 'Optional' patches.
I just repeated the process and was offerred KB 2541763 as a 'High Priority' update that "enables Internet Explorer in Windows XP, in Windows Vista, or in Windows Server 2008 to parse fragmented TLS/SSL handshake messages". This is the link to the full KB article that worked for me; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2541763
I don't use IE (except in conjunction with Firefox to collect updates) and I certainly don't use it for any 'secure' https sites, such as banks etc., so I shan't be rushing to install this particular patch. I am also very curious as to why I haven't seen any of the usual announcements about an out of band patch being released (although it is Tuesday!). Perhaps I've been looking in the wrong places?
Curiously, if KB2541763 was not 'High Priority' nor 'security' related, why has it taken on the proportions of an "out-of-band" release that otherwise could not wait till the second Tuesday of July (July 12th)?
This will certainly give our corporate techs cause for concern because it seems to prompt a mandatory system reboot as it did for me.
It is described as High Priority in the relevant KB article and my NOD32 antivirus has changed its icon to amber (because I don't yet have the patch installed) and describes it as being 'Critical', (presumably that is Eset's choice of wording not Microsoft's).
Any IE user that routinely uses secure sites should certainly think about installing this, whether it is High Priority or Critical, even though MS do not appear to have made any formal announcement yet about its 'out of band' status.
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