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In March, 2001, VeriSign, Inc. announced that it had issued two digital certificates to an individual who fraudulently claimed to be a Microsoft employee. This issue is discussed at length in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-017
(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms01-017.mspx). VeriSign has revoked these certificates, and they are listed in the current VeriSign Certificate Revocation List (CRL). However, because the VeriSign code-signing certificates do not specify a CRL Distribution Point (CDP), it is not possible for any browser's CRL-checking mechanism to locate and use the VeriSign CRL. Microsoft has developed an update that rectifies this problem. The update package includes a CRL that contains the two certificates, and an installable revocation handler that consults the CRL on the local computer, rather than attempting to use the CDP mechanism.
293818For additional information about how to recognize these fraudulent certificates, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293818/EN-US/ )Erroneous VeriSign-Issued Digital Certificates Pose Spoofing Hazard
293817For additional information about how to revoke these certificates' trusted status, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293817/EN-US/ )How to Recognize Erroneously-Issued VeriSign Code-Signing Certificates
293816For additional information about how to remove VeriSign Commercial Software Publishers CA from the trusted store, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293816/EN-US/ )How to Determine Whether You Have Accepted Trust for Fraudulent VeriSign-Issued Certificates
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293819/EN-US/ )How to Remove a Root Certificate from the Trusted Root Store
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119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. This update has been tested on the following operating systems with Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, and Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/EN-US/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Article ID: 293811 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.5
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