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MS08-023: Critical security update for ActiveX killbits

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INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-023. 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.

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

File information

This update has no binary files. This update makes only those changes to the registry that prevent a control from instantiating in Windows Internet Explorer.
update security_patch security_update security bug flaw vulnerability malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated buffer overrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service DoS TSE WinNT Win2000
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Article ID: 948881 - Last Review: 05/09/2012 17:56:00 - Revision: 6.0

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