MS09-019: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update.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

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-019. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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

Based on Windows 7 prerelease feedback, several fixes are incorporated into Internet Explorer 8 on all supported platforms.

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
936882 FIX: An access violation may occur and you may receive an error message when you open a Web page that uses SSL in Internet Explorer 6
968933 After you append some characters in an HTML page text area in Internet Explorer 7, the original characters in the text area are replaced with the new characters
969055 When you scroll horizontally in an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer 6, the ActiveX control appears beyond its host frame
970487 The temporary Internet file cache grows unbounded when a Silverlight application continues to run in Internet Explorer
970656 Internet Explorer 6 crashes when you try to select an option from a drop-down list that is in a frame on a Web page
971833 You cannot use the drag-and-drop operation to copy a hyperlink that has a length of more than 256 characters in Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8

Hotfixes

Security update 969897 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 969897 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 969897, 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

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:


Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Client Beta

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Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Client Beta for x64-based Systems

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Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Server Beta 64-bit Itanium Edition

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Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Server Beta for x64-based Systems

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Release Date: June 9, 2009

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
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