In Pictures: 17 epic Microsoft Windows Auto Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

August 2006: The IE patch that created a new buffer overflow hole in IE Let's hear it for MS06-042, the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer that not only caused IE to crash, it also introduced a security hole of its very own.

In late August, Microsoft owned up to some of the problems in KB 923762: the part where IE 6 crashes while looking at a valid website. Solution? Install the latest, greatest version of MS06-042.

Then in September, Microsoft had to reissue the patch again to "address a vulnerability documented in the Vulnerability Details section as Long URL Buffer Overflow -- CVE-2006-3873."

KB 918899 lists 15 separately identified problems with this patch, from crashes to freezes to inexplicable behavior.

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