FIX: An access violation may occur when you try to run a Visual C++ 2005 application that contains OMG CORBA IDL code

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An access violation may occur when you try to run a Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 application that contains Object Management Group (OMG) Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) Interface Description Language (IDL) code. Consider the following scenario:
  • You create an application in Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.
  • The application contains OMG CORBA IDL code that is similar to the following:
    abstract interface Drawable {  long draw();};valuetype Point supports Drawable{  public string name;  public long x;  public long y;};interface GraphManager {  Point get_point();};
  • You try to run the application.
In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:
The instruction at "0x00401456" referenced memory at "0x00000ede". The memory could not be "read".
This problem occurs when the Visual C++ compiler generates invalid code. The invalid code causes the application to contain a corrupted v-table. Therefore, the application cannot marshal the Point type when the application calls the get_point method. When this problem occurs, the application experiences an access violation.

Hotfix information

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 Visual Studio 2005 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 following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 915418 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 13:37:47 - Revision: 1.4

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
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