Programs that limit the application stack size to 2,048 bytes may not run after you install security update 917422

Symptoms

After you apply security update 917422, programs that limit the application stack size to 2,048 bytes might not run. You do not receive any error message when this problem occurs.


For more information about security update 917422, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

917422 MS06-051: Vulnerability in the Windows kernel could result in remote code execution

Microsoft is aware of only a very limited number of programs that are affected by this issue. Currently, the known programs that are affected by this issue are as follows:
Program
Company
Notes
CD-COPSDataLink
CD copy protection program that is used in consumer software CDs
DVD-COPSDatalinkDVD copy protection program that is used in consumer software DVDs
WEB-COPS
DatalinkCopy Protection program that is used in internet-downloadable software
Hyperbowl Pro
Hyper GamesUses WEB-COPS and CD-COPS
John Deere ManualsJohn DeereUses DVD-COPS in John Deere Manuals on DVD
Encyclopedia UniversalisSoftWinUses DVD-COPS

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Update information

To resolve this problem, download and then run the appropriate file. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft download center:

Windows 2000Windows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based SystemsWindows Server 2003 x64 EditionWindows XPWindows XP Professional x64 EditionRelease Date: October 17, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Workaround

To work around this problem, increase the stack size of the programs that stop unexpectedly.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

More Information

For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages

For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, 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

Properties

Article ID: 924867 - Last Review: Oct 9, 2011 - Revision: 1

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