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Article ID: 2688865 - Last Review: July 10, 2012 - Revision: 1.0

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-046. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update (http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527)

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support (http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bb980617.aspx)

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_virsec_master)

Local support according to your country: International Support (http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx)

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have one of the following installed on the computer:
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.3 runtime
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.4 runtime
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.5 runtime
Additionally, you must have Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To install Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:
Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5A58B56F-60B6-4412-95B9-54D056D6F9F4)

Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C)

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
974945  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974945/ ) MS10-031: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications could allow remote code execution

Removal information

After you install this security update, you cannot remove the update.

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Vbe6.dll6.5.10.542,594,63211-Apr-201222:17x86

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.0
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