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opamoon PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
Member 17th Feb, 2011 14:30
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Hi, I'm using Windows Vista 32bit.
Since some days PSI wants to have me to install the patch for KB978542. My Windows Update doesn't show any missed patch, and when I want to install the patch manually I get the message that this patch is not for my OS.

How can I tell PSI to ignore this patch? Without solving this it is not possible for me to reach the 100% up-to-date state ;-).

Thanks in advance,

Jörg



Maurice Joyce RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Are U using this link which is for 32 Bit?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...

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opamoon RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Hi Maurice,

yes, I used this link (but of course for my German Vista I changed the language). I tried it again to be sure - and I received the same message, that this update is not for my system.

But nevertheless,

thanks for your fast reply,

Regards, Jörg
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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Very odd. Can U post the path to the problem PSI has found?

FINDING A FILE PATH - PSI VERSION 2

From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each one.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Highlight it then copy (CTRL+C) then paste (CTRL+V)) that path back to the Forum.



ALL OTHER PSI VERSIONS

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, use or switch to the ADVANCED interface, then :

1 Click on the + sign of the programme to "expand' it.
2 Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file. (Copy (CTRL+C) & paste (CTRL+V)) the Installation Path of the file back to the Forum.


Update 6 22:33 29/01/2011



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opamoon RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Last edited on 18th Feb, 2011 15:35
Hi Maurice,

sorry, it took a bit more time to answer, my boss wanted me to work on my projects... ;-)

As you said, I copied the following out of PSI:

Microsoft Windows Vista 1 Insecure Microsoft Update
Detected Instances:


Microsoft Security Patches Not Installed:
KB978542

You can double click this row for additional information and options.


As you can see there is no path under Detected Instances.

Regards, Jörg

PS: I found the possibility to say 'ignore program': is this only for this patch, or for the whole program (in this case the Vista OS)?

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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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No - it will only ignore this one issue.

I would leave this thread open - I do not have a Vista OS handy to do some tests but there are Vista helpers on this Forum who may be able to chip in with their knowledge of this hotfix.

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opamoon RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Thanks Maurice, for your help. I will ignore the patch, hopefully I really don't need it. ;-)

Bye, Jörg
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mogs RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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In my Belarc Advisor...Profile Date 29/1/11...I'm showing KB978542 hotfix as installed on Vista 32 bit....11/5/2010
Clicking on the details, takes to here :- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978542

Hope it's of some help............

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puget1 RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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@opamoon


Here is some info and poss. work around for this patch It appears to be for MS Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. and is a critical security patch correcting a buffer overflow problem . Therefore, if you are using MS Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. I would figure out a way to get the patch.
http://itsvista.com/2010/05/kb978542/

Have you gone to your windows update and checked "restore hidden updates" It is poss. that it was downloaded and not installed. This might be the problem of why MS says you don't need it along with the fact that you are not using Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. .

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opamoon RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Last edited on 21st Feb, 2011 09:41
Hi,

back again, it's Monday...

@mogs, @puget1:

Thanks for your hints, but it doesn't help. I never used (and will not use) Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail, so this patch is not as relevant as it looks like.

@Maurice:

I tried to ignore this patch, but without a path parameter ignoring is not possible.


@all:

Good news: now my system is 100% up-to-date. Don't know why, this morning when I started my laptop first it showed me the missed patch, but after a new scan I got my 100% :-)

I also ran some scans last week, on different days, but it didn't help. Maybe the laptop needed a longer break... ;-)

So thanks for your help,

cu, Jörg
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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI alerts a missed Vista patch but this patch is not for my Vista
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Good News for U. That sometimes happens with Microsoft hotfixes. A final boot/ restart appears to have solved it.

U can normally tell by using MBSA - it will tell U if it is "stuck in the pipeline" awaiting a reboot.

MBSA is here for future reference:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc1849...

It is the oracle of all things Microsoft security/hotfixes.

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