A Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3-based device crashes when you unplug the USB cable after you enable DHCP allocator and Internet Connection Sharing

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3-based device that contains a USB Host RNDIS client driver.

  • You enable Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) allocator on the device.

    Note DHCP allocator is bound to the RNDIS client driver.

  • You enable Internet Connection Sharing on the device and then unplug the USB cable.

In this scenario, the device crashes.

Cause

This issue occurs because a buffer is overwritten in the DHCP thread.

Resolution

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (October 2010). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is as follows:

Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about how to obtain Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:

837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products

Prerequisites

This software update is supported only if all previously issued software updates for this product have also been applied.

Restart requirement

After you install this software update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package 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.

Installer files

File name

File size

Date

Time

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-mipsii_fp.msi

773,120

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-mipsiv.msi

776,704

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-mipsiv_fp.msi

776,704

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-sh4.msi

748,544

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-x86.msi

735,744

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-armv4i.msi

788,992

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Wincepb60-101028-kb2384080-mipsii.msi

773,120

28-Oct-2010

18:46

Files that are included in this hotfix package

File name

File size

Date

Time

Path

Windows embedded ce 6.0_update_kb2384080.htm

7,701

28-Oct-2010

18:20

101028_kb2384080

Dhcpallo.lib

715,102

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Armv4i\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

418,368

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Armv4i\Retail

Dhcpallo.lib

686,984

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

409,166

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii\Retail

Dhcpallo.lib

687,104

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

409,294

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp\Retail

Dhcpallo.lib

693,574

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

413,820

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv\Retail

Dhcpallo.lib

693,694

26-Oct-2010

14:35

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

413,948

26-Oct-2010

14:35

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp\Retail

Dhcpallo.lib

628,108

26-Oct-2010

14:35

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

387,290

26-Oct-2010

14:35

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Retail

Dhcpallo.lib

631,454

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\X86\Debug

Dhcpallo.lib

395,998

26-Oct-2010

14:34

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\X86\Retail

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 software update terminology, 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

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