- Error messages when browsing to web sites that have SSL certificates with keys that are less than 1,024 bits;
- Problems enrolling for certificates when a certificate request attempts to utilize a key that is less than 1,024 bits;
- Difficulties creating or consuming email (S/MIME) messages that utilize less than 1;024 bit keys for signatures or encryption;
- Difficulties installing Active X controls that were signed with less than 1,024 bit signatures;
- Difficulties installing applications that were signed with less than 1,024 bit signatures (unless they were signed prior to Jan. 1, 2010, which will not be blocked by default).
Meanwhile, Microsoft advises that next Tuesday it will have just two Patch Tuesday security bulletins for its customers to deal with. Both are ranked Important, a step down from its most serious bulletins, which are marked Critical.
The first bulleting fixes problems with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1, which makes the platform vulnerable to elevation of privilege attacks. The second affects Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 and also addresses elevation of privilege weaknesses.
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