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When a Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0-based application calls the HttpListenerRequest.InputStream.EndRead method to wait for a pending asynchronous read to finish, the HttpListenerRequest.InputStream.EndRead method does not return the actual number of bytes that are read from the stream. Instead, the HttpListenerRequest.InputStream.EndRead returned the incorrect number of bytes that have been read.
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 .NET Framework 2.0 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.
You must have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
How to uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 hotfix
To uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 hotfix, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
Click to select the Show Updates check box.
In the Currently installed programs list, click the hotfix that you want to uninstall under Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, and then click Remove.
Note Do not use a restore point in System Restore to uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 hotfix.For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
814833 Windows System Restore does not monitor Windows Installer Patch (.msp) files
After you uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 hotfix, you should repair the current version by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. When you repair the current version, you make sure that files are updated to the most recent version.
For more information, 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