Microsoft will re-release 'butchered' patch

Thursday, 24 August 2006, 11:50 AM EST

Instead of making the browser more secure, Microsoft Corp.'s August Internet Explorer security update introduced a critical security bug, according to researchers at eEye Digital Security Inc. Now the entire MS06-042 update is slated for re-release -- but due to further quality-control problems, the company isn't sure when.

Microsoft released the security patch, known as MS06-042 on August 8, but users soon reported several problems with the software.

At Computerworld.

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