MS13-055: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: July 9, 2013

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update.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

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-055. 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

Known issues with this security update

  • Windows Update will not offer this security update to Windows RT-based computers until update 2808380 has been installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2808380 Windows RT-based device cannot download software updates or Windows Store apps
  • After you install the security update for Internet Explorer 9 or for Internet Explorer 10 that is described in Microsoft security bulletin MS13-055, you may experience the following issues when you access some websites:
    • A browser window automatically closes and logs you out of a web session.
    • Drop down menus are not correctly populated.
    These issues mainly affect customized internal company websites.


    Resolution

    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:
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    This update was first included in security update 2862772 (MS13-059). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2862772 MS13-059: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: August 13, 2013
    Note Most customers have automatic updating enabled and do not have to take any action to resolve these issues. This is because the latest Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer has already been downloaded and installed automatically.

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

Hotfixes

Security update 2846071 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 2846071 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 2846071, 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

Note In 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 you need to make 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

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Note that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 file information
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information

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: 2846071 - Last Review: Oct 25, 2013 - Revision: 1

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