MS10-031: Description of the security update for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications runtime: May 11, 2010

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-031. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

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Local support according to your country: International Support

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More information about this security update

Known issues with this security update

  • When you install this security update on a computer that is running a Chinese or a Korean version of Windows, the message text to confirm the installation of the update contains question marks.
  • When you install this security update on a computer that is running a Japanese version of Windows, the message text to confirm the installation of the update contains odd characters.
  • When you install this security update on a computer that does not have a version of Visual Basic for Applications 6.0 installed, or the Vbe6.dll file is missing, the update installs without an error message.
  • After you install this security update, you may receive an unsigned or incorrectly signed file error when you try to install an update based on the IExpress installer in noninteractive mode.

    For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    2159784 You receive an unsigned or incorrectly signed file error when you try to apply an update based on the IExpress installer in noninteractive mode

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have one of the following installed on the computer:
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.3 runtime
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.4 runtime
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.5 runtime
Additionally, you must have Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To install Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP

Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
921645 MS06-047: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications could allow remote code execution

Removal information

After you install this security update, you cannot remove the update.

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update 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
Vbe6.dll6.5.10.532,594,63230-Sep-200921:18x86

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Article ID: 974945 - Last Review: May 8, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.0
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