After Microsoft released a security update on August 8th, people have observed that after applying it, IE may crash when certain Web sites are viewed.
The MS06-042 update was issued by Microsoft to patch 8 vulnerabilities in the popular web browser. It looks like the update is not what Microsoft planned, meaning a software for securing vulnerabilities, but an added problem to some of the people using Internet Explorer web browser.
“Microsoft has identified an issue with the security update MS06-042,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. The problem affects IE 6 with Service Pack 1 on Windows XP and Windows 2000 systems, it said. The problem occurs when IE users view Web sites that use version 1.1 of HTTP alongside compression, according to Microsoft’s notice.
Browser crashes have been reported on security mailing lists and IE users have complained that the browser crashes when using PeopleSoft applications that have Web-based interfaces.
Microsoft has responded the problem and now provides a temporary fix. However, this fix is not available for download and interested users have to call Microsoft’s support line. The company plans to re-release the bulletin and patch on August 22nd. We’ll keep you posted.