After you install security update 943460 on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer that has an Arabic MUI or a Hebrew MUI installed, English text may appear on the menu bars and on the Start menu

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SYMPTOMS

You install security update 943460 (MS07-061) on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer that has an Arabic Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) or a Hebrew MUI installed. After you do this, English text may appear on the menu bars and on the Start menu.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a mismatched resource checksum between the Windows Shell component and the MUI.

RESOLUTION

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.

To resolve this problem, edit the registry to change the value of the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\shell32.dll
To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\shell32.dll
  3. On the File menu, click Export.
  4. In the File name box, type shell32, and then click Save.

    Note If you want to restore this registry key, double-click the Shell32.reg file that you saved.
  5. In the details pane, right-click the 1 entry, and then click Delete.
  6. Click Yes.
  7. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Binary Value.
  8. In the New Value #1 box, type 1, and then press ENTER.
  9. Right-click 1, and then click Modify.
  10. In the Value data box, type the following:
    0e c0 5f 13 6a be a4 25 6c 2f 74 59 0b e1 b2 3f 05 45 1e 21 24 a8 ac 71 65 75 3b fb bd 4e 76 34 41 8b d1 cc 4e d5 cb 29 af 92 35 19 ce 18 9f 5c
    Note In the previous example, type zeros (0) and not the letter "O."
  11. Click OK.

    Note To verify that you have typed the correct values, follow these steps:
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\shell32.dll
    2. On the File menu, click Export.
    3. In the File name box, type verify, and then click Save.
    4. Use a text editor, such as Notepad, to open the Verify.reg file. The file resembles the following:
      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\shell32.dll]
      "0"=hex:52,04,f0,0a,00,00,06,00,00,00,28,0a,00,00,06,00,84,08,54,0b,00,00,06,00
      "1"=hex:0e,c0,5f,13,6a,be,a4,25,6c,2f,74,59,0b,e1,b2,3f,05,45,1e,21,24,a8,ac,71,65,75,3b,fb,bd,4e,76,34,41,8b,d1,cc,4e,d5,cb,29,af,92,35,19,ce,18,9f,5c
      
  12. Locate and then delete the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MUILanguages\FileVersions\LangID
    Note LangID is the language ID of the MUI that is installed. For example, the LangID for Hebrew is 040d. The LangID for Arabic is 0401.

    The following language settings are available.
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    LanguageValue
    Arabic401
    Basque042b
    Brazilian415
    Czech405
    ChineseSmpl804
    ChineseTrad404
    Danish406
    Dutch413
    English0409 (default)
    Finnish040b
    French040c
    German407
    Greek408
    Hebrew040d
    Hungarian040e
    Italian410
    Japanese411
    Korean412
    Norwegian414
    Polish415
    Portuguese816
    Russian419
    Spanish0c0a
    Swedish041d
    Slovak041b
    Slovenian424
    Turkish041f
  13. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the MUI, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/DrIntl/faqs/muifaq.mspx#MUIques1
For more information about security bulletin MS07-061, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
943460 MS07-061: Vulnerability in Windows URI Handling could allow remote code execution
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 945648 - Last Review: July 8, 2010 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
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