Trouble with Microsoft update KB3161608 for Windows 7 and Server 2008
Posted by Rubin Bennett on 27 June 2016 09:57 AM
We've had a handful of reports of issues with a recent patch (released last week). It's a Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 "optional" rollup that includes among other things a fix for the Poodle vulnerability. It's causing issues with Outlook when used with certain mail server software and has also caused issues with credit card processing software. Removing a patch for a known vulnerability is usually a Bad Idea and we tend to be very reluctant to do it. However, there have been a handful of sites where the business impact of the update created a critical stoppage, and removing the update was warranted as a temporary fix as we work with outside vendors to update their TLS and SSL handling routines.
If you're experiencing issues like the ones described above, please contact the team. If you're under our Perception managed services program, we can automatically remove and decline that patch from all of your systems in a matter of minutes, and functionality will be restored.
If you have any questions, please get in touch!
Technet KB article describing the update: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608
Microsoft support forums thread about the issues: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/problems-with-kb-3161608-and-kb-3161639/2cd5ffb3-c203-4080-872f-73de1a96e080
Issues with vSphere inventory service: http://www.techezone.com/question/kb3161608-kb3161639-breaks-vsphere-client-inventory-search-2/
Poodle vulnerability CERT posting: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-290A
Google results about Poodle: https://www.google.com/?q=poodle%20vulnerability