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A Microsoft Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) component that uses the EnableNotification method call and is written in Microsoft Visual Basic may result in an access violation.
This access violation occurs because of a race condition between threads in the Mqoa.dll file. When this problem occurs, the running program thread calls the MSMQQueue.EnableNotification method. The message is peeked immediately and is dispatched to the MSMQEvent event handler. Because the MSMQEvent event handler is in a multithreaded apartment (MTA), the call is dispatched to a worker thread. This worker thread will execute the event handler code and may take some time to complete.
The race condition starts when the program thread exits and runs its destructor. Because the MSMQEvent event handler is an apartment thread, the release event is dispatched to the MSMQEvent event handler, and the MSMQEvent object is released from memory. In the meantime, the event handler worker thread still tries to finish processing the event message. When the worker thread tries to reference the MSMQEvent object, an access violation occurs because the MSMQEvent object has been released from memory. For additional information about race conditions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
317723For additional information about multithreaded apartments (MTA), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317723/ )INFO: What Are Race Conditions and Deadlocks?
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150777/ )INFO: Descriptions and Workings of OLE Threading Models
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File InformationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 21-Oct-2003 14:03 184.108.40.2068 281,360 Mq1repl.dll 20-Sep-2003 17:23 220.127.116.118 14,096 Mq1sync.exe 02-Oct-2003 19:21 18.104.22.1685 76,016 Mqac.sys 21-Oct-2003 14:03 22.214.171.1243 217,360 Mqads.dll 20-Sep-2003 17:23 126.96.36.1991 25,360 Mqbkup.exe 21-Oct-2003 14:03 188.8.131.525 76,560 Mqdscli.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 184.108.40.2063 42,256 Mqdssrv.dll 20-Sep-2003 17:23 220.127.116.119 98,064 Mqmig.exe 21-Oct-2003 14:03 18.104.22.1689 265,488 Mqmigrat.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 22.214.171.1247 222,480 Mqoa.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 126.96.36.1994 10,000 Mqperf.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 188.8.131.526 433,936 Mqqm.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 184.108.40.2068 102,672 Mqrt.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 220.127.116.116 70,928 Mqsec.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 18.104.22.1683 400,656 Mqsnap.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 22.214.171.1242 23,824 Mqupgrd.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 126.96.36.1992 110,864 Mqutil.dll 21-Oct-2003 14:03 188.8.131.528 64,784 Msmq.cpl 09-Oct-2003 00:18 184.108.40.206 6,656 Spmsg.dll 09-Oct-2003 00:19 220.127.116.11 140,800 Spuninst.exe 09-Oct-2003 00:19 18.104.22.168 22,016 Spcustom.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
Article ID: 830475 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.6