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Microsoft solves security patch distribution problem

Microsoft says it has solved the problems affecting distribution of its latest security patches, including six critical fixes.

Microsoft says it has solved the problems affecting distribution of its latest security patches, including six critical fixes.

The patches were released this Tuesday, but users found they were not being supplied via the company’s automatic update services, and had to be downloaded manually from the Microsoft website.

Ten patches were released, designed to fix 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other software.

Microsoft put the problem down to a networking issue rather than a fault with the patches themselves.

Microsoft said the problem has now been fixed though. It has told users, “Our teams have resolved the network issues with Microsoft Update. You should now start seeing content replicated out to Microsoft Update, Automatic Updates, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and Windows Update v6.”

The firm failed however to release an eleventh patch designed to fix a critical flaw in Windows, because of “quality issues”. It will now be released at a later date, the company said.

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