Microsoft on Tuesday released security updates for Microsoft Office for Mac, but shortly after they were posted on the Web, the updates were yanked. According to Microsoft the updates were never supposed to be posted in the first place.
“The updates posted in error were pre-release binaries that had been staged internally as part of our testing for an upcoming release,” the company said in its Security Response Center Blog. ”Due to human error, they were accidentally published to the public websites before our full testing release process was complete.”
Microsoft also said that the updates were not related to a recently discovered flaw in Word.
The updates will be officially released when they are past the pre-release stage.