Those who ran Windows update yesterday or today on your Windows Computer running WIndows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP3 would have found security update KB951376 installed. For those, who look into the details, you would have noted that this update was already installed on the updates from the 11th June. Also, your “Control Panel – Add/Remove programs” might show KB951376 as well as KB951376-v2.
So why the same update ran twice on my pc or why I see 2 entries for the same KB in my Add/Remove Programs??? Well, nothing to panic!
Microsoft re-issued the updates addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-030 – Vulnerability in Bluetooth Stack Could Allow Remote Code Execution (KB951376) because of issues affecting the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 update. The Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 update offered in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-030 did not fully address the vulnerability discussed in the security bulletin. All other versions of the security update provide protection against the issues discussed in the security bulletin.
The purpose of reissuing this bulletin is to provide the updated version of the security update affecting Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3. Customers who are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 should download and deploy this new security update. Customers running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 and all supported versions of Windows Vista who have already applied these original security updates do not need to take any further action. The updated versions of the affected security updates will be made available through all of the same distribution channels as the original security updates, including Automatic Updates, Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services.
The Microsoft Security Bulletin is here
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