FIX: An access violation may occur when you load an ActiveX control that allocates more than 4 GB of memory in Internet Explorer 6

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SYMPTOMS

In the 64-bit edition of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, an access violation may occur when you load an ActiveX control that allocates more than 4 gigabytes (GB) of memory.

This problem occurs on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64-based computers and on Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computers.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of an integer overflow condition in the Mshtml.dll file when Internet Explorer parses a Web page.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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 item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
Dxtrans.dll6.3.3790.2663332,28818-Mar-200605:02x64Not Applicable
Mshtml.dll6.0.3790.26635,988,35218-Mar-200605:02x64Not Applicable
Wdxtrans.dll6.3.3790.2663212,48018-Mar-200605:02x86WOW
Wmshtml.dll6.0.3790.26633,151,87218-Mar-200605:02x86WOW

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

REFERENCES

This issue is also fixed in the MS06-013: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. For more information about the MS06-013: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
912812 MS06-013: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

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Article ID: 911064 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbbiztalk2004presp1fix kbHotfixServer kbqfe kbfix kbbug KB911064

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