The new patch fixes a bug that could trash NTFS file systems when using Microsoft's own compression software. It's the third patch from August's batch that had to be reissued.
The same day that Microsoft Corp. went out-of-cycle to issue a fix for a critical flaw in Internet Explorer, it also re-released a security update that had corrupted data on some users' PCs. It was the third patch from August's batch that has had to be re-issued.
Microsoft has recently had to regularly re-issue patches, occasionally multiple times, to fix newly introduced bugs or overlooked flaws. Two weeks ago, it released an August update for Internet Explorer, MS06-042, for the third time. The same day, the Redmond, Wash.-based developer also re-released MS06-040, another August update.
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