FIX: CComEnumImpl<>::Skip() Doesn't Handle Overflow Correctly

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If an argument passed into CComEnumImpl<>::Skip() is a negative number, then the pointer to the current enumeration may not be set correctly.
Following is the implementation of CComEnumImpl<>::Skip():
template <class Base, const IID* piid, class T, class Copy>STDMETHODIMP CComEnumImpl<Base, piid, T, Copy>::Skip(ULONG celt){	m_iter += celt;	if (m_iter <= m_end)		return S_OK;	m_iter = m_end;	return S_FALSE;}				

M_iter points to the current enumeration. If celt is a negative number, Skip() is supposed to set m_iter back "celt" items. If "m_iter + celt" results in a value that is less than m_begin, then this case is not handled and m_iter is set to an invalid pointer.
This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3. For more information about Visual Studio service packs, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs Are Installed

Article ID: 218829 - Last Review: 01/05/2015 10:56:36 - Revision: 3.0

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