MS05-050: Vulnerability in DirectShow could allow remote code execution

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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.

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS05-050. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
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Known issues

  • Your computer may not be updated after you install the update for “Microsoft DirectX 7.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4”, “Microsoft DirectX 8.1 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1”, or “Microsoft DirectX 8.1 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003” package from Microsoft Security Update MS05-050. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    909596 Your computer may not be updated when you install one of the DirectX security updates that is associated with security bulletin MS05-050 on a computer running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
  • A Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer that has the Windows 2000 Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) installed may not be updated after you install one of the DirectX security updates that is associated with the bulletin number MS05-050. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    910415 A Windows 2000-based computer that is running the Windows 2000 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) may not be updated when you install one of the DirectX security updates that is associated with security bulletin MS05-050
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