Capicom.dll may cause heap damage on multiple-processor computers


Symptoms


Capicom is a function set that is used with Web page operations for encryption and it is located in the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK). Under heavy usage, the computer detects damage in the heap, stack, or in other areas that are difficult to trace. The Dllhost program typically stops processing data and Web pages that are hosted by the computer may not respond. This symptom occurs only if Capicom.dll is running on the target computer.

Resolution


The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

Date Version Size File name
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06/01/01 1.0.0.2 653 Ccrinst.exe
Note that the Web site lists this download as version 1.0.0.1, the new version is referred as 1.0a in the documentation.

This problem is resolved if you download the latest version of Capicom.dll from the following Microsoft Web site:

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.