MS08-030 Re-released for Windows XP SP2 and SP3

The folks over at Microsoft Security Response Center want to make sure that users of Windows XP SP2 and SP3 know about this and are aware of its importance. The team wants to make sure that your system is properly protected. In a statement by  Christopher Budd, he has provided the following information:

I wanted to let folks know that we’ve just re-released MS08-030. This is to let you know there’s a new version of this security update available for Windows XP SP2 and SP3 customers and to encourage them to deploy these new updates. There are no new updates for the other versions of Windows discussed in the bulletin.

After we released MS08-030 we learned that the security updates for Windows XP SP2 and SP3 might not have been fully protecting against the issues discussed in that bulletin. As soon as we learned of that possibility, we mobilized our Software Security Incident Response Process (SSIRP) to investigate the issue.

Our investigation found that while the other security updates were providing protections for the issues discussed in the bulletin, the Windows XP SP2 and SP3 updates were not.

Our engineering teams immediately set to work to address the issue and release new versions of the security updates for Windows XP SP2 and SP3. These are available now and are being delivered through the same detection and deployment tools as the original update.

If you’re running Windows XP SP2 or SP3, you should go ahead and test and deploy these new security updates. If you’ve deployed security updates for MS08-030 for other versions of Windows, you don’t need to take any action for those systems.


I would highly recommend that if you believe that your system is suspect and may not be properly protected, that you read this warning and take the appropriate action.

Comments welcome.