MS05-018: Vulnerabilities in Windows kernel could allow elevation of privilege and denial of service

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS05-018. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the related security update. This includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites.

Known issues

  • The Add or Remove Programs tool in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) lists software updates under the name of the product that a particular update applies to. In Windows XP SP2, the Add or Remove Programs tool lists the update that is described in this article under Windows XP – Software Updates. However, in Windows XP SP2, the Add or Remove Programs tool does not display an “Installed On” date for this update. Therefore, this update is not displayed in the Windows XP – Software Updates list according to the order of its installation. Instead, this update is displayed at the top of the Windows XP – Software Updates list.

    Note Add or Remove Programs is a Control Panel item.
  • You receive a "STOP 0x0000001E" error after you install security update MS05-018 on a Windows 2000-based computer. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    898114 You receive a "STOP 0x0000001E" error after you install security update MS05-018 on a Windows 2000-based computer
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Article ID: 890859 - Last Review: 05/15/2006 03:35:57 - Revision: 5.4

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