FIX: An access violation may occur and you may receive an error message when you open a Web page that uses SSL in Internet Explorer 6

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Article ID: 936882 - View products that this article applies to.
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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
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SYMPTOMS

When you open a Web page that uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, an access violation may occur. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
Microsoft Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 969897 (MS09-019). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969897 MS09-019: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937143 MS07-045: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Windows Vista

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Windows Server 2003

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

Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You have to 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.Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll 6.0.3790.2931 666,11207-May-200717:05x86
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll 6.0.3790.2931 1,189,88807-May-200701:50x64
Wwininet.dll6.0.3790.2931 666,11207-May-200701:50x86
Registry information
After you install this hotfix, you have to enable the hotfix. To do this, follow these steps.Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_CERT_TRUST_VERIFIED_KB936882, and then press ENTER.
  5. Click FEATURE_CERT_TRUST_VERIFIED_KB936882, on the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type Iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Close Registry Editor.

Windows XP

Hotfix information

Prerequisites
To install this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.
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 sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll 6.0.2900.3133665,600 07-May-200713:58x86
Registry information
After you install this hotfix, you have to enable the hotfix. To do this, follow these steps.Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_CERT_TRUST_VERIFIED_KB936882, and then press ENTER.
  5. Click FEATURE_CERT_TRUST_VERIFIED_KB936882, on the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type Iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Close Registry Editor.

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 Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 936882 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
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