Microsoft pulls more Patch Tuesday updates

Summary:Microsoft has removed a series of updates issued during yesterday's Patch Tuesday because they could stop Active Directory Federation Services from working.

Microsoft has pulled more security updates released during this month's Patch Tuesday update after reports they are causing problems with Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

The updates — KB 2843638, KB 2843639, and KB 2868846 — could cause ADFS to stop working, according to Microsoft, leading to the patches being removed from Windows Update and the Download Center.

Microsoft has posted the following advice for users experiencing problems after installing the updates.

"You may experience functionality issues with security update 2843639 if you do not have update 2790338 already applied. We recommend that customers who are experiencing these issues install update 2790338."

More information on how to install update 2790338 is available here and how to deal with problems caused by the updates is here.

The updates were applied to Windows Servers 2008 and 2012 and desined to block a vulnerability that could reveal information about the service account being used by ADFS.

It is the second batch of updates from this month's Patch Tuesday to be pulled by Microsoft, with Microsoft withdrawing an earlier patch that was reported to have caused damage to content in Exchange Server 2013 .

Topics: Security


Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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