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Article ID: 957177 - Last Review: May 9, 2012 - Revision: 5.0

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-052. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this security update

  • This update is not listed in the Add\Remove Programs item in Control Panel. To uninstall this update, open a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    Msiexec.exe/i {E8B56B38-A826-11DB-8C83-0011430C73A4} MSIPATCHREMOVE={1D07A92B-5945-4369-84B7-6BE19AF5714D}
  • To function appropriately, the Forefront Client Security anti-malware agent requires that GDI+ is installed. However, GDI+ is not present on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. For this is reason, Forefront Client Security client setup installs Gdiplus.dll into the anti-malware subdirectory on a Windows 2000 SP4-based computer. Bulletin MS08-052 states that Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is non-affected software. Therefore, this security update is required to resolve the vulnerabilities that are introduced by the deployment of Forefront Client Security in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

    This update only applies to Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and this update only updates the Gdiplus.dll that is deployed by the Forefront Client Security client setup. If a Windows 2000-based computer together with Forefront Client Security has additional vulnerable GDI+ libraries that other software packages install, this installation does not update those GDI+ libraries.

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
Gdiplus.manNot Applicable39724-Apr-200806:18Not Applicable

  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
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