Microsoft recently pulled security bulletin MS14-045 due to issues affecting a small number of users. In addition to releasing security updates alone, Microsoft decided to include more of our non-security updates together with our security updates and begin the global release to customers on the second Tuesday of each month. This caused issues to some users who updated their devices.
This month we had our first roll out with additional non-security updates. A small number of customers experienced problems with a few of the updates. As soon as we became aware of some problems, we began a review and then immediately pulled the problematic updates, making these unavailable to download. We then began working on a plan to rerelease the affected updates.
Today, we rereleased Security Bulletin MS14-045 to address kernel-mode driver issues, which you can learn more about through a review of the information contained here.
We encourage customers to install the security update as soon as possible. Customers with automatic updates enabled do not need to take any action. If you don’t have Windows Update enabled, we encourage you to do so now. If you’re not sure whether you’ve enabled Windows Update, you can check here. For organizations, your IT Group, the team or person administering the network, would be the best place to check.