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UNIRAS Brief - 73/04 - Microsoft - Update to address issues related to SSL in Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 after applying Microsoft Security Update MS04-004


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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 73/04 dated 13.02.04  Time: 11:07  
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Update to address issues related to SSL in Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 
after applying Microsoft Security Update MS04-004


An update has been provided to address issues related to SSL in Internet 
Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 after applying Microsoft Security Update MS04-004. 
Specifically, Microsoft received reports that after installing the MS04-004 
security update, some Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 users were 
experiencing errors when attempting to send information to sites that use SSL/TLS. 
This error will present itself as a HTTP 500 (Internal Server Error) and only occurs 
when accessing web servers using SSL/TLS 3.0 with a specific configuration.

Microsoft has made an update available that addresses this issue. This update is 
discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 831167


Customers who are using Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 who are experiencing 
this issue should read the Knowledge Base article and download and install the update.

This update will be included in future Cumulative Security Updates for Internet Explorer.

Thank you,
PSS Security

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