"The development and testing teams have put forth a considerable effort to address this issue and respond to the strong customer sentiment that the release should be made available as soon as possible," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an e-mail.
Microsoft planned to post the security update, MS06-001, around 2 p.m. PST. The patch will be automatically distributed to computers with Automatic Updates enabled and to customers using Windows Server Update Services.
Microsoft also plans a special Webcast to answer questions about the vulnerability on Friday. A sign-up page for the Webcast is available at www.microsoft.com/technet/security.
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