Microsoft issued a security update addressing a problem with a previous patch for Internet Explorer, which resulted in causing some Web pages to display improperly.
Microsoft's Christopher Budd who heads the Microsoft Security Response team, said the browser problems have been limited and there have been no reports of any attacks against the vulnerabilities.
"While the number of customers affected by these two issues is limited, after working both with affected customers and our CSS group, we feel the best thing for all customers is to proactively provide this update as widely as possible to help prevent other customers from encountering the issues," Budd wrote in a blog entry describing the Internet Explorer display problem.
Budd said the security bulletin will be rereleased through the Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Automatic Updates as Microsoft update 976749.
The problematic Internet Explorer security bulletin was part of a record patching month for Microsoft. The regular October update cycle fixed a record 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. The Microsoft bulletins also contained the first security update for Windows 7, addressing ActiveX control issues as a result of components built using a flawed version of Microsoft Active Template Library.