An ActiveX control in Internet Explorer can no longer access the data that was provided by a DATA attribute after you install the update in security advisory 2562937

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SYMPTOMS

Assume that you have an ActiveX control in Windows Internet Explorer where you use the DATA attribute to pass a URL to the ActiveX control to read the necessary data. For example, the object tag resembles the following:
<OBJECT CLASSID ="clsid:xxxxxx" DATA="test.aspx?a=b&c=d" CODEBASE="test.cab"></OBJECT>
However, after you install the update in security advisory 2562937 on the computer, the ActiveX control can no longer access the data that was provided by the DATA attribute.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2618444.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2618444 MS11-099: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2011

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 security advisory 2562937, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2562937 Microsoft Security Advisory: Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits
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: 2637344 - Last Review: December 13, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
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