MS12-052: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: August 14, 2012

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update. To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, go to the following Microsoft website:
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-052. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

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

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:
Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

More Information

Microsoft revised this bulletin to offer the rerelease of security update 2722913. This revision addresses an issue with specific digital certificates that were generated by Microsoft without the correct time stamp attributes.

For more information, see Microsoft Security Advisory 2749655.



Known issues and additional information about this security update

After you install one of the update packages that are described in Microsoft security bulletin MS12-052, you may experience issues with specific digital certificates that were generated by Microsoft without the correct time stamp attributes.

To resolve these issues, install a more recent Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer. For example, installing the corresponding update package from the MS12-063 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer can resolve the issue. Because the updates are cumulative, installing the corresponding update package from an even more recent or the most recent Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer can also resolve the issue.





Note Most customers have automatic updating enabled and will not have to take any action to resolve these issues because the latest Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer has already been downloaded and installed automatically.



For more information about these digital certificate issues in Microsoft security updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2749655 Microsoft Security Advisory: Compatibility issues affecting signed Microsoft binaries: November 13, 2012

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File hash information

Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update

General distribution release (GDR) fixes

Individual updates may not be installed, depending on the version of Windows and the version of the affected application. Please view the individual articles to determine your update status.
Article numberArticle title
2736643 Horizontal scrolling in Internet Explorer 9 is slower than in Internet Explorer 8
2730570 A web application in Internet Explorer 9 may throw an exception that indicates that a global variable is not defined or is inaccessible
2722750 A webpage that has a long URL may not print to a network printer in Internet Explorer 9
2719694 Internet Explorer 9 may crash on a webpage that switches the focus from a frame to an element on the main hosting page
2718602 Internet Explorer 9 crashes when you browse a webpage that contains a chart that is displayed in 3D view
2707082 An instance of the JScript scripting engine leaks memory when Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 is installed on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Hotfixes

Security update 2722913 packages for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 2722913 installs the GDR files.

Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.

These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes. For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 2722913, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897225 How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer

NoteIn addition to installing hotfix files, review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the specific hotfix that you have to install to determine the registry modification that is required to enable that specific hotfix.

For more information about how to determine whether your existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix or from the GDR environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824994 Description of the contents of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 software update packages

FILE INFORMATION

For a list of files that are provided within these packages, click the following link:

How to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit edition of Windows

If you are not sure which version of Windows that you are running or whether it is a 32-bit version or 64-bit version, open System Information (Msinfo32.exe), and review the value that is listed for System Type. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run or click Start Search.
  2. Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter.
  3. In System Information, review the value for System Type.
    • For 32-bit editions of Windows, the System Type value is x86-based PC.
    • For 64-bit editions of Windows, the System Type value is x64-based PC.
For more information about how to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Windows, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827218 How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or a 64-bit version of the Windows operating system
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Article ID: 2722913 - Last Review: Jul 17, 2013 - Revision: 1

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