Microsoft repairs cursor vulnerability problems

Microsoft on Tuesday plans to push out a fix to repair problems caused by last week's emergency cursor flaw patch. The fix will be delivered as a "high priority" update alongside Microsoft's regular security updates, Christopher Budd, a Microsoft security staffer wrote on a corporate blog on Friday. Microsoft has identified three additional applications that […]

Microsoft on Tuesday plans to push out a fix to repair problems caused by last week's emergency cursor flaw patch.

The fix will be delivered as a "high priority" update alongside Microsoft's regular security updates, Christopher Budd, a Microsoft security staffer wrote on a corporate blog on Friday.

Microsoft has identified three additional applications that conflict with last week's "critical" MS07-017 security update. Originally the company listed only the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel as software that would not function and cause error messages to appear. CD-Tag, ElsterFormular and TUGZip have been added to that list.

"While the impact of these issues is clearly not widespread, it is affecting some of our customers," Budd wrote. For example, in Germany the issue with ElsterFormular is causing headaches because companies use it to file their taxes, according to the Elster website.

Microsoft broke with its monthly patch cycle to repair a bug in the way Windows handles animated cursors. Cybercrooks had been using the hole to attack Windows PCs. Microsoft knew about conflicts with Realtek's audio software before releasing the fix and published a support article with the security bulletin.

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