Microsoft pulls critical security patch

by admin September 12, 2005 at 11:53 am

Undisclosed security vulnerability to remain unpatched

In a last minute decision, Microsoft said on Friday that it would not release a critical Windows patch that it had promised to distribute on 12 September.

Late on Friday afternoon US time the software vendor pulled a security bulletin from its website that it had published on Thursday, giving system administrators advance warning of its monthly patch release.

The original bulletin promised to plug a hole in Windows which Microsoft rated as ‘critical’, its most severe security ranking. The bulletin was replaced by a webpage explaining that “no new security updates” would be released.

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