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News Microsoft misses Patch Tuesday following 'last minute issue'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 15 Feb 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I'm surprised. Since the "bundle" updates, "last minute issue"(s) - or, indeed, well known in advance ones - haven't stopped them from releasing it anyway.

    Hopefully, this will encourage MS to go back to making updates pick 'n' choose... but I doubt it.

    Must have been a real humdinger of an 'issue' to make them delay it, however, given how much of a PITA some of the past ones have been.
     
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    Certainly was a humdinger: Microsoft has confirmed that it's completely skipping this month's Patch Tuesday, and that the patches will be added to March's Patch Tuesday rollup instead. Given that there are actively-exploited security vulnerabilities in the delayed bundle, that's pretty chuffin' serious.

    Still no word on what the problem actually is, mind - but it's clearly serious. (It also shows the fragility of the new superhyperrolluppatch system: if this was back in the day, Microsoft could have just delayed the one patch that was buggered and sent the rest live.)
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    What's most odd is that I've been reading this even applies to things like .NET and Office, this has lead people to speculate that Microsoft broke the Windows update system or that its been compromised by a third party.
     
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    I have a hard time deciding which of those is scarier: that MS broke such an essential system so well... or that someone else got inside. :worried:

    Either way, I find the frankly shocking level of communication from MS on this issue is just not good enough.
     

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