MS09-034: 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The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update.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 MS09-034. 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

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Known issues with this security update



After you install this security update on a Korean language-based version of Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, you may receive a script error message when you try to use Printing functionality on any Web page. To resolve this problem, Korean customers who use that specific platform and version should install the new version of this security update, which is described in Microsoft security bulletin MS09-034. For more information about security bulletin MS09-034, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

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
888092 You may receive an error message in module Mshtml.dll and Internet Explorer quits when you run a custom Web program in Internet Explorer 6
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
972844 You have to re-enter user credentials after you send credentials through the XMLHttpRequest object and view the page in a new tab in Internet Explorer 8
973926 The home page of Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista is reset after you install the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer MS09-014 (KB963027)
973927 Error message in Internet Explorer 8 when certain third-party Internet Explorer add-ons are installed: "Page cannot be displayed"
973925 It may take longer than expected to delete the browsing history in Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that has the Sysprep tool installed

Hotfixes

Security update 972260 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 972260 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 972260, 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

Update versions for unreleased versions of Windows

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

Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Release Candidate

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Release Candidate for x64-based Systems

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 IDX x86

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 IDX x64

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for x64-based Systems

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for Itanium-based Systems

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 IDX x64

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 IDX IA-64

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Update for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 IDX x86

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Release Date: July 28, 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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