News Burst: Microsoft patches up Windows again

Another software patch has been released by the Microsoft camp, this time for a glitch in the TCP/IP stack implementation of Windows 95 and 98.

The problem is caused by fragmented IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) packets which can cause problems with the operating systems, up to and including a full machine crash.

Windows NT 4.0 is also vulnerable, but includes additional system mechanisms that reduce susceptibility .

Patches for Windows 98 and NT 4.0 are already available for download, with full support from Microsoft.

A patch for Windows 95 is promised before the end of the week.

Full story to follow.