MS08-070: Description of the security update for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files: December 9, 2008

Microsoft has released cumulative update 957924 for the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) Runtime Extended Files. This cumulative update contains all the fixes in security update 926857 and includes several other stability fixes and performance fixes for the ActiveX controls that are included in the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files. Additionally, the ActiveX controls that are included in this cumulative update will be the baseline for any future updates for these ActiveX controls. This includes security updates and hotfixes for these ActiveX controls. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you install cumulative update 957924 to have the latest supported baseline for these ActiveX controls.

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957924 Description of the cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-070. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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More Information

To install this security update, you must have at least Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To obtain the latest version of Windows Installer for the computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Update removal information

This update cannot be removed after it is installed. This behavior is similar to other previously released updates for Visual Basic 6.0 components.

Command-line switches for this update

For information about the command-line switches that this update supports, see Microsoft security bulletin MS08-070. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

There is also a document that describes these switches on the MSDN Web site. To view this document, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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Known issues with this security update

After you install this update, you may receive the following error message when you try to edit the properties of the ActiveX control, Mswinsck.ocx (Winsock Control):
Out of memory
For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

960128 Error message when you right-click the Mswinsck.ocx ActiveX control (Winsock Control) after you install security update KB926857


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