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Sep 11 2013   3:59PM GMT

Microsoft pulls critical Outlook security update

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

For the second time in two months, Microsoft has pulled a critical security update because of reported problems.

Released in the latest Patch Tuesday, the update fixed a remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited if users opened certain emails in affected editions of Outlook. One expert said the fix was important for enterprises running Outlook because the software only had to be open for it to be exploited.

The pull comes as a response to customers losing the folder pane in Outlook after installing the update. There is no word yet from the company on a timetable for a fix.

Last month, Microsoft pulled a critical update for OWA 2013 and said it didn’t test the update in its dogfood environment before releasing it. The company released a fix for the update two weeks later and assuring customers it had been tested before its release.

What do you think of the update pull? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ExchangeTT.

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