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When you pass a SafeArray as a parameter to a function call that requires data to be marshaled on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based computer, a memory leak may be generated.
This issue occurs if an exception is generated when the Oleaut32.dll file unmarshals the contents of the SafeArray. Exceptions are not handled correctly when a remote procedure call (RPC) calls the Oleaut32.dll file to unmarshal the contents of the SafeArray. Any data that was successfully unmarshaled before the exception occurs is not freed. Therefore, a memory leak occurs.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
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PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 ----------------------------------------------------------- 06-Oct-2004 04:49 2.40.4526.0 143,632 Asycfilt.dll 06-Oct-2004 04:49 2.40.4526.0 631,056 Oleaut32.dll 06-Oct-2004 04:49 5.0.4526.0 164,112 Olepro32.dll 06-Oct-2004 04:14 2.40.4526.0 16,896 Stdole2.tlb
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates