You cannot run an application that is signed with a SHA-256 certificate on a computer that is running Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2

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Symptoms

Assume that you download an application from the Internet on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 SP2. The application is signed with a Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA)-256 certificate or a certificate with a larger hash value. In this situation, you cannot run the application.

Cause

This issue occurs because the buffer that is provided by the GetCertHash() function is not big enough to store a hash value that is 256-bits (32-bytes) or larger.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following update on the computer. After you install the update, the GetCertHash() function can store hash values that are 512-bits (64-bytes) or smaller.

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista
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All supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista
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All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

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The global version of this update 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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista updates and Windows Server 2008 updates are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Update Request page. To request the update package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the update that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each update applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.18738353,28022-Nov-201203:54x86
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.22983353,28022-Nov-201205:44x86
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.18738456,19222-Nov-201204:22x64
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.22983456,19222-Nov-201206:34x64
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.18738353,28022-Nov-201203:54x86
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.22983353,28022-Nov-201205:44x86
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For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.18738863,74422-Nov-201203:24IA-64
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.22983863,23222-Nov-201202:21IA-64
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.18738353,28022-Nov-201203:54x86
Shlwapi.dll6.0.6002.22983353,28022-Nov-201205:44x86
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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 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

Additional file information

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Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameX86_599403d2aec5ed467624d428c17bb10e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_356836a108ef7ee0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)13:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_ff8a8aad1f4fffef26dc8195c37ac285_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_0c59d93c1f65f549.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)13:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_fba7c974a1e6427f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,438
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)04:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_fbf65717bb30ec72.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,438
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)05:56
PlatformNot applicable
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_130b3ccc5aaf44eacdc905590722657b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_fb917704c8d8af45.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)13:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_b398d87c60bf4eb8c11892dbd2b0322e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_f6f1d88bd84fe227.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)13:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_57c664f85a43b3b5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,812
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)04:35
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_5814f29b738e5da8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,812
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)06:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_fba7c974a1e6427f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,438
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)04:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_fbf65717bb30ec72.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,438
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)05:56
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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_16ef5cc5ec6bcb33a18f70e536f6c169_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_53ef69126e13c117.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)13:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_5339496fa8117a17c691bf098263f0a6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_1aa1d4420b347458.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)13:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_fba96d6aa1e44b7b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,780
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)03:32
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_fbf7fb0dbb2ef56e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,780
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)02:29
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18738_none_fba7c974a1e6427f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,438
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)04:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22983_none_fbf65717bb30ec72.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size12,438
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2012
Time (UTC)05:56
PlatformNot applicable
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Properties

Article ID: 2763674 - Last Review: January 8, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
    • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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