Windows 7 Update appears to be compromised?

These details of "Important" update, which I received this morning - 4:30 AM MT.  Copied to Notepad:

(appears to be a language pack?  4.3 MB)

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Download size: 4.3 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

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More information: 
https://hckSLpGtvi.PguhWDz.fuVOl.gov
https://jNt.JFnFA.Jigf.xnzMQAFnZ.edu

Help and Support: 
https://IIKaR.ktBDARxd.plepVV.PGetGeG.lfIYQIHCN.mil

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Did NOT install.  After my MSE definitions updated, I repeated Windows Update.  The above 'important' update did not reappear???

Did MS servers get compromised?

Thank you

 

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Microsoft updates have specific signed certificates provided only by Microsoft.  What happened here was human oops. 

Don't panic: Microsoft mistakenly posted a 'test' Windows update patch | ZDNet:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-accidentally-issued-a-test-windows-update-patch/

"A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that it had "incorrectly published a test update" and is in the process of removing it. "

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Don't panic: Microsoft mistakenly posted a 'test' Windows update patch | ZDNet:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-accidentally-issued-a-test-windows-update-patch/

          

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Thought first this was an ackward error since I thought my WSUS database had gone full this morning...

Didn't see the .gov and .edu extension before I had copied the gabbering text and searched for it in the web. Do still have problems removing the update from the WSUS server content though...

Microsoft should come with a more official statement than through quotes on ZDNet (nothing bad said about them).

Plurable source aknowledgement... from Microsoft... would be nice  :)

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You should be able to decline it from the server.  When they've oopsied before they have expired the offending update off the servers.  The next time you sync it will expire off automatically.  If it helps any I have folks that work for Microsoft confirming to me independently what the article said. 

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Do you think they will go really public on this ?

I think many sysops wondered what happened, and burned some hours before they realized it was harmless...

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I received the same file yesterday afternoon via Windows Update, but didn't download/install it.  It was still showing in Windows Update this morning so I checked for updates (in a hope it might disappear!).  I am now getting a message saying:

"Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred whilst checking for new updates for your computer

Error(s) found:

Code 80244019 Windows Update encountered an unknown error."

When I check the error code it suggests there may be a virus and to start the computer in Safe Mode, then run a virus check.

Has Microsoft issued a response to this problem yet?  I can't see anything online.  

 


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...or was this just a 'proof of concept' issue...

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I had the same thing downloaded yesterday. Didn't effect my Vaio Laptop till this morning when I went to use it. Blank screen and no harddrive activity. I removed the memory held the on / off button for 20 seconds and then rebooted and it came alive again. It must have upset something on my computer. This is what a copied below. OK for Microsoft to say its a mistake, it caused a fault on my laptop! Perhaps some people would have to take theirs to a repair technician to diagnose the problem which would cost them.

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Installation date: ‎01/‎10/‎2015 12:03
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 8024600A
Update type: Important
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More information: 
https://hckSLpGtvi.PguhWDz.fuVOl.gov
https://jNt.JFnFA.Jigf.xnzMQAFnZ.edu
Help and Support: 
https://IIKaR.ktBDARxd.plepVV.PGetGeG.lfIYQIHCN.mil

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I had this update show up, but I hid it, and then it went away when I searched for updates again.

JG

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I have the same issue.  I asked a tech guy here and he said that each update will have a KB followed by numbers to identify the each update.  In this case, it might have just been a corrupted update and the windows system probably just didn't read it.  I'm assuming they all failed so I wouldn't worry about it.  They'll get it fixed if this is the case. 

I read below that someone's computer got corrupted by this.  It seems you have to actually try to download this corrupted file for that to happen so I would just leave it be. We'll probably get an answer on what this was all about.


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