Microsoft, security, blunder: Make your own headline


Microsoft has admitted the patch it sent round just last week to plug the SNMP vulnerability had the wrong files in it.

In an embarrassing admission for the software company, which is desperately trying to clean up its act regarding IT security, Microsoft sent out an email today confirming the English and German versions of the update had errors.

The company said: "On March 14, 2002, Microsoft discovered the English and German patches for Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition contained incorrect files. We have corrected this error and posted updated versions of this patch for these languages."

Microsoft has been working hard to persuade the IT community that the perception that its software is riddled with bugs is not true. Attaching the wrong files to its software updates will not help the cause.

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