FIX: Buffer overrun when you compile Visual C++ source code

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When you compile C++ source code, you may receive the following error message:
Buffer overrun detected!

A buffer overrun has been detected which as corrupted the program's internal state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated.
Note This problem does not occur in Visual C++ 2002.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version       Size       File name   ------------------------------------------------------   07-Nov-2003  03:40  13.10.3311.0    933,888  C1.dll   07-Nov-2003  03:40  13.10.3311.0  2,207,744  C1xx.dll   07-Nov-2003  10:29  13.10.3311.0  1,966,080  Feacp.dll   07-Nov-2003  03:47                    5,342  Feacp.lib
You might avoid this problem if you remove the /GR compiler switch. When you remove this switch, you disable the runtime type information for the compiled binary file.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, 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

Article ID: 831875 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 05:22:51 - Revision: 1.5

Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 Standard Edition

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