MS12-043: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 6.0: July 10, 2012


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-043. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites: 

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More information about this security update

Restart information

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

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you uninstall any security update.

This update is installed by Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (Wusa.exe). Wusa.exe does not support uninstalling updates on systems that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2. To remove this security update from computers that are running those operating systems, log on as an administrator, and then uninstall the update by using the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. Click View installed updates to access the update. To remove this security update in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Note Removing this security update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6 will completely remove MSXML6 from the system.

Security update replacement information

 This security update replaces the following security update:
954459 MS08-069: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 6.0: November 11, 2008

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
For all supported x86-based versions of systems
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msxml6.dll6.20.2012.01,416,26425-Jun-201221:22Not Applicable
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.085,57625-Jun-201221:35Not Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of systems
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msxml6.dll6.20.2012.02,020,93626-Jun-201201:27Not Applicable
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.085,57626-Jun-201201:40Not Applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of systems
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msxml6.dll6.20.2012.04,253,76825-Jun-201223:21Not Applicable
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.085,57625-Jun-201223:35Not Applicable

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 Service Pack 2 when used with:
    • Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Article ID: 2721693 - Last Review: Sep 14, 2012 - Revision: 1