Microsoft has pulled an update released last Tuesday after users started reporting of side-effects including system reboots.
The update in question brings support for SHA-2 Hashing Algorithm for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as describe in the security advisory here. Soon after the update was released, users started reporting of system reboots post application of the update and in a bid to stop the update from negatively affecting more users, Microsoft has removed the download centre links.
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“Removed Download Center links for Microsoft security update 2949927. Microsoft recommends that customers experiencing issues uninstall this update. Microsoft is investigating behavior associated with this update, and will update the advisory when more information becomes available”, Redmond notes in the updated advisory.
This is the third recall in as many months as Microsoft pulled back updates issued in September and August as well.