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MS05-016: Vulnerability in Windows Shell that could allow remote code execution

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS05-016. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update, including file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

Known issues

  • In Windows XP Service Pack 2, the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel lists software updates. Add or Remove Programs lists software updates under the name of the product that they update. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, Add or Remove Programs will list this update under Windows XP – Software Updates. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, Add or Remove Programs will not show "Installed On" for this software update. Therefore, this software update does not show up in the order of installation. Instead, this software update shows at the top of the Windows XP – Software Updates list.
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Properties

Article ID: 893086 - Last Review: 05/15/2006 03:35:30 - Revision: 5.4

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1a
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1a
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
  • Microsoft Windows XP for Itanium-based Systems Version 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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