Microsoft Security Advisory (932596)

Update to Improve Kernel Patch Protection

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An update is available for Kernel Patch Protection included with x64-based Windows operating systems. Kernel Patch Protection protects code and critical structures in the Windows kernel from modification by unknown code or data. This update adds additional checks to this protection for increased reliability, performance, and resiliency of Windows. For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 932596. We encourage customers running x64-based Windows operating systems to install this update. For more information about Kernel Patch Protection, see the following Microsoft Web Site. For more information about the updates included in this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 932596.

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  • August 14, 2007: Advisory published
  • April 23, 2008: Added an FAQ entry about known issues in installing the kernel update