Microsoft inadvertently releases security fix

— 3:27 PM on December 10, 2003

Just one day after announcing that it would not release any critical updates in December, a fix for FrontPage has made its way onto Windows Update.

On Wednesday morning, Microsoft discovered that a glitch in the patching process resulted in a November fix not being applied to some Windows XP computers. The same patch was sent out again via the Windows update service on Tuesday night. The company is still investigating why and how the patch was reissued.
It's bad enough that a critical update didn't make it out to some computers when it should have, but what bothers me more is the fact that Microsoft has to investigate how the patch was reissued. With serious Windows vulnerabilities being found on an ongoing basis, Windows Update really needs to be more reliable than this.
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