Microsoft pulls critical security patch

Monday, 12 September 2005, 10:16 AM EST

In a last minute decision, Microsoft on Friday said that it would not release a critical patch for its Windows operating system that it had earlier promised for distribution on Tuesday September 12.

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.

By Tom Sanders at vnunet.

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