Assume that you use Windows Internet Explorer 11 to go to a webpage. If the webpage uses web workers, and XMLHttpRequest objects are used in the web workers, Internet Explorer 11 may crash.
This issue occurs because an internal cleanup in the thread for a web worker occurs too early. Therefore, an access violation can occur when the results of the XMLHttpRequest object are returned.
To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.
For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2898785.
For more information about security update 2898785, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2898785 MS13-097: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: December 10, 2013
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.