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MS pulls Windows security patch

by Nikola Strahija on September 12th, 2005 Microsoft has pulled a critical Windows security patch due Tuesday, citing quality concerns as the reason behind the late withdrawal.

Although last Thursday Microsoft announced the intent to release a solitary patch in September as part of its monthly patch cycle, by Friday afternoon it changed it mind.

-Late in the testing process, Microsoft encountered a quality issue that necessitated the update to go through additional testing and development before it is released. Microsoft is committed to only releasing high quality updates that fix the issues in question, and therefore we feel it is in the best interest of our customers to not release this update until it undergoes further testing, a Microsoft spokesman explained.

Microsoft still hasn’t disclosed any details of the security bug other than to describe it as "critical". Microsoft said that although it won't be issuing any new security patches on Tuesday it will still issue updates to its malicious software removal tool and a number of software updates to software tools unrelated to security issues.

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