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MS08-045: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update. To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-045. 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

Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update

General distribution release (GDR) fixes

Individual updates may not be installed depending on the version of Windows and on the version of the affected application. Please view the individual articles to determine your update status.
Article numberArticle title
949922When you work in a WYSIWYG HTML-editing environment, Internet Explorer 6 may crash because of an access violation in the Mshtml.dll module
954079An application may stop responding if you open an HTML page that contains script in a Web browser control on a computer a computer that has a script debugger and Internet Explorer 7 installed
954085If you use a script to hide a SELECT control or to make the control visible in Internet Explorer 7, the left mouse button no longer functions
954084You can write in a read-only pane on a Web page that uses DHTML in Internet Explorer 7
943117A blank Internet Explorer window does not close automatically as expected after you open an Office document in Internet Explorer 7
954543Web-related applications may not work correctly after you install cumulative security update for Internet Explorer MS08-024 (KB947864)
949428After a pop-up window opens in Internet Explorer 7, a half-transparent band appears at the top of the new Internet Explorer window
954078Compressed pages that are read from the cache may not be displayed correctly in Internet Explorer 6 on a Windows XP SP2-based computer


Security update 953838 packages for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 953838 installs the GDR files.

Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.

These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes.For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 953838, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897225How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer

NoteIn addition to installing hotfix files, review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the specific hotfix that you have to install to determine the registry modification that is required to enable that specific hotfix.

For more information about how to determine whether your existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix or from the GDR environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824994Description of the contents of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 software update packages

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files with the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Note that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000. 16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.6000. 20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001. 18xxxWindows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1GDR
    6.0.6001. 22xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • GDR service branches contain only fixes that are broadly released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to broadly released fixes.
  • The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.ERROR: PhantomJS timeout occurredERROR: PhantomJS timeout occurred