Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 837104 contains the following summary and introduction:

SUMMARY

When you install the Security Update in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004 on your computer, some of your Web applications that pass credentials through a URL may break. This article discusses several methods to work around this problem and discusses the limitations of each method.

INTRODUCTION

This article discusses how to pass the user credentials through the URL for Single Sign-On (SSO) by using Basic authentication. When you install the Security Update in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004, you cannot pass credentials through the URL.