You receive an "Access Violation" error in Internet Explorer 9 when a webpage that contains JavaScript handles a string

Article ID: 2688200 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

You use Internet Explorer 9 to browse to a webpage that contains JavaScript. Under certain conditions, when JavaScript handles a string, Internet Explorer may crash, and you may receive an "Access Violation" error.

CAUSE

This problem may occur when JavaScript unintentionally deletes a string structure internally even though there is code that still references the string.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install this update.

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 2675157.

For more information about the security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2675157 MS12-023: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: April 10, 2012

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 JavaScript, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network website:
JavaScript
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: 2688200 - Last Review: April 10, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
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