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Article ID: 883586 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 6.0

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SYMPTOMS

When you use a Vector Markup Language (VML) shape element on a Web page, if you set the path property to have more than 16 path points, a memory leak may occur.

CAUSE

The dynamic memory allocation for paths that have more than 16 path points is not freed internally.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix 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 tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP Service Pack 1
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   -----------------------------------------------------
   10-Aug-2004  23:39  6.0.2800.1461  848,384  Vgx.dll
Windows XP Service Pack 2
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   -----------------------------------------------------
   21-Jul-2005  02:31  6.0.2900.2723  848,896  Vgx.dll
Windows 2000
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   -------------------------------------------------------
   11-Aug-2004  00:33  6.0.2800.1461  2,283,008  Vgx.dll
Windows NT
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   -------------------------------------------------------
   11-Aug-2004  00:33  6.0.2800.1461  2,283,008  Vgx.dll
Windows 98
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   -------------------------------------------------------
   11-Aug-2004  00:33  6.0.2800.1461  2,283,008  Vgx.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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