Microsoft has released security bulletin MS05-054. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Update rollup 905915 includes the cumulative security fixes that are documented in security bulletin MS05-054. The update rollup also includes hotfixes for Microsoft Internet Explorer that were released after the release of security bulletin MS04-004 and of security bulletin MS04-038.
If update rollup 873377, update rollup 889669, or an Internet Explorer hotfix that was released after security bulletin MS04-038 are not installed, and if you want to install the hotfixes that are included in update rollup 905915, you must follow the instructions in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 897225. Otherwise, all Internet Explorer hotfixes that you have installed are removed.
How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
The update rollup 905915 installer verifies whether one or more of the files that are being updated on the computer have previously been updated by an Internet Explorer hotfix. However, the installer detects only hotfixes that were released after security bulletin MS04-038, after update rollup 873377, or after update rollup 889669. Therefore, if you have installed update rollup 873377, update rollup 889669, or an Internet Explorer hotfix that was released after update rollup 873377, the update rollup 905915 installer automatically installs the hotfixes and the security updates that are included in update rollup 905915.
As of this release, there is no longer a package that is designed specifically for SMS deployment in the following mixed environments:
Microsoft Windows NT 4 and Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows NT 4 and Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 can be deployed in these environments. This Internet Explorer service pack only targets systems that have Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 installed
In Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel lists software updates. Add or Remove Programs lists software updates under the name of the product to which the updates apply. In Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Add or Remove Programs lists this update under Windows XP - Software Updates. In Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Add or Remove Programs does not show "Installed On" information for this software update. Therefore, this software update does not appear in the order of installation. Instead, this software update appears at the top of the Windows XP – Software Updates list.
After you install this security update, chapters in some Windows Media High Definition Video (WMV HD) DVDs do not play when you click the chapters in Microsoft Windows Media Player.
For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ActiveX controls may not load as expected in Internet Explorer due to defense in depth changes introduced in cumulative security update 896688 (MS05-052)
A Web page that contains an ActiveX control may not load as you expect in Internet Explorer. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: