Microsoft Cancels Only Security Patch Planned for September

Due to quality concerns, Microsoft cancelled the release of a critical security bulletin for Windows that was supposed to be posted on Tuesday.

"Late in the testing process, we encountered a quality issue that we decided was significant enough that it required some more testing and development before releasing it," Mike Reavey, lead security program manager at Microsoft, wrote in a Microsoft Security Response Center blog entry.

The security bulletin had been the only patch planned for the month of September.

A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment Tuesday on whether Microsoft was considering releasing the patch before the next monthly patching date, which is the second Tuesday in October.

Microsoft did perform its usual monthly update of its malware removal tool on Tuesday. A new version of the tool removes Bobax, Esbot, Gael, Yaha and Zotob and is available at

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.


  • Microsoft Starting To Roll Out New Excel Connected Data Types

    Microsoft on Thursday announced some Excel and Power BI enhancements that add "connected data types" on top of the standard strings and numbers options.

  • Windows 10 Users Getting New Process for Finding Optional Driver Updates

    Accessing Windows 10 drivers classified as "optional updates" will be more of a manual seek-and-install type of experience, starting on Nov. 5, 2020, Microsoft explained in a Wednesday announcement.

  • Microsoft Changes Privacy Platform Name to SmartNoise

    Microsoft Research has changed the name of its "differential privacy" platform from "WhiteNoise" to "SmartNoise," according to a Wednesday announcement.

  • Why Restarting a Failed SCVMM Job Might Be a Bad Idea

    Occasionally, restarting a failed System Center Virtual Machine Manager job can leave your virtualization infrastructure in an unknown state. Here's how to avoid that.

comments powered by Disqus