FIX: A Message Queuing 3.0 message is rejected by the receiver when you send the message by using an external certificate in Windows Server 2003 SP2

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You run Microsoft Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) 3.0 in Workgroup mode on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack (SP2).
  • On this computer, you apply the security update 971032 that is documented in the security bulletin MS09-040.
  • You send a Message Queuing 3.0 message by using Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and by using an external certificate. 
In this scenario, the Message Queuing 3.0 message is rejected by the receiver. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
The Signature is Invalid.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the certificate service provider name may be written to the Message Queuing 3.0 message incorrectly after you apply the security update 971032.

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 the problem described in this article. 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.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2003 service pack or a Windows XP Professional x64 Edition service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2003 file information notes
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this hotfix also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mqac.sys5.2.2008.4709102,40013-May-201013:19x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mqac.sys5.2.2008.4709194,56013-May-201001:24x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mqac.sys5.2.2008.4709352,76813-May-201001:25IA-64

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 about the security update 971032, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971032 MS09-040: Vulnerability in Message Queuing could allow elevation of privilege
For more information about how to run Message Queuing in Workgroup mode, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
How to run Message Queuing in "Workgroup" mode
For more information about how to register a certificate in Message Queuing, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
How to register a certificate in Message Queuing
For more information about queues in Windows Communication Foundation, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
Queues in Windows Communication Foundation
If you encounter the same issue when you use Message Queuing 3.0 on a computer that is running Windows XP, apply the hotfix that is described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 959682.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
959682 FIX: A Message Queuing 3.0 message is rejected on the receiver when you send the message by using an external certificate from a Windows XP Service Pack 3-based computer
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2028919 - Last Review: June 24, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Message Queuing 3.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbsurveynew kbfix kbexpertiseadvanced KB2028919

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