Microsoft has released security bulletin MS06-042 on August 8th but some users have seen Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 unexpectedly exits after installing the 918899 update.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1, when used with:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer 6.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
3. In the Settings box, click to clear the Use HTTP 1.1 check box under HTTP 1.1 settings, and then click OK.
A Hotfix is also available but you need to contact Microsoft to get it. Go to http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
More info at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923762
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