Microsoft pulls two of its Patch Tuesday security updates

Microsoft released eight security bulletins that were supposed to fix exploits in a number of its software products earlier this week as part of its regular monthly "Patch Tuesday" event. Now it looks like two of those bulletins were sent out a bit too soon.

In a post on the official Microsoft Exchange blog, the company announced that it has pulled the MS13-061 security bulletin temporary from being accessed from Microsoft's website and from its automatic update service. This bulletin was one of three released this month that Microsoft said was a "critical" patch needed to fix an exploit that, if used by hackers, would have allowed for a remote code execution in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013.

As it turns out, the patch has since been discovered to cause a number of issues with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 when it is installed, which includes causing the Microsoft Exchange Search Host Controller to go missing. If the bulletin has already been installed, Microsoft has offered a workaround to fix its problems until a corrected patch is ready to be released.

Another security bulletin from Microsoft, MS13-066, has also been pulled from circulation. The update, labeled as "Important", was meant to fix a security hole in the company's Active Directory Federation Service for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 200 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

However, Microsoft has now posted word that the updates included in the bulletin could in fact stop Active Directory Federation Service 2.0 to stop working. The support page says, "Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available."

Source: Microsoft

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Yeah my 2 Desktops that run a Vista ran into some glitch after a update it changed my start button to classic mode but after restarting again it fixed. As for my Dell laptop which runs Windows 8 after updating I got weird Microsoft image error, great job Microsoft! No wonder I am still happy with Macs.

This is for work I really do not have a choice when I am doing Accounting, if Mac had it I would stick to Mac and I know I can use Bootcamp on Mac but ran into some issues when it came to that.

I had over 10 Explorer crashes yesterday and the computers been running slow since updates tuesday night. Might be related. Websites are running very slow. Especially with scripts. Say Huffington Post slows to a crawl. and computer gets rather hot.

I am just getting more often hangs which I use to get with Nvidia corrupt drivers, and now they are more serious which means my computer might be running hotter now. Lets see what MS do to fix it.

PatrynXX said,
I had over 10 Explorer crashes yesterday and the computers been running slow since updates tuesday night. Might be related. Websites are running very slow. Especially with scripts. Say Huffington Post slows to a crawl. and computer gets rather hot.

Exchange...ADFS...exactly how do you figure it "might be related"? Do you actually have those patches installed?

primexx said,
holy **** is this related to the Outlook outage?

I don't think so as the Outlook outages started well before Patch Tuesday. But you never know if they pushed these out well before. All I know is that I don't have this problem with Exchange Online for Office 365.

primexx said,
holy **** is this related to the Outlook outage?

Unlikely.

Outlook.com is based on the old Hotmail code. It does not run Exchange or Active Directory.