Microsoft scraps latest Patch Tuesday after patch flaw

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Microsoft scraps latest Patch Tuesday after patch flaw

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has scrapped its monthly security patch, which was set to be released tomorrow, after unspecified patch quality issues.

The company had planned to release at least one fix for its Windows operating system that was believed to be “critical”. However, Microsoft says its security team will now conduct further tests on the fix before it is released.

The company has been releasing security updates on the second Tuesday of each month since last year, a date that has become known as “patch Tuesday”.

Last month, Microsoft had to re-issue a fix for one flaw in the Internet Explorer browser,when it was discovered shortly after its release that it contained a flaw which meant users were unable to install it.

It is not clear when the latest security update will now be released. The company could release it before the second Tuesday of October.

Read Microsoft’s announcement at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/advance.mspx


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