Microsoft pulls faulty server patch

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Microsoft pulls faulty server patch

Windows Server fix pulled after failing to patch flaws.

Microsoft has taken down a recent security patch for Windows 2000 Server.

The company said that it would be working on an update for the MS10-025 patch, released last week as part of the monthly 'Patch Tuesday' update package.

The update was taken down amidst reports that the fix Microsoft had released was not properly patching vulnerabilities in the Windows Media Services component for Windows 200 Server.

The company has the vulnerabilities rated as 'critical,' and a successful update could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system. No attacks targeting the flaw have been reported in the wild, however.

The news of Microsoft pulling its update comes just days after another flawed patch shook the security community.

McAfee is still working to repair the damage caused when a flawed antivirus update created havoc by causing system crashes on some Windows XP systems. The flaw was an issue not only for McAfee customers, but also for users targeted by a related pack of rogue antivirus applications.

Microsoft said that it will be releasing a new update to successfully address the flaw next week.

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