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MS08-041: Description of the security update for Access Snapshot Viewer 2003: August 12, 2008

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-041. 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

Known issues with this security update

After you install this update, you may receive the following error message when you run a custom application that uses a snapshot viewer control:
Microsoft Access has encountered a problem and needs to close
To work around this problem, delete the snapshot viewer control, add the control to your solution, and then rebuild your project in the development environment. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 or Visual Studio 2005.
  2. Click File, point to Open Project, and then open your Windows Application project.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • In Visual Studio 2005, right click Choose Items, and then click the COM Components tab.
    • In Visual Studio .NET 2003, right-click Add/Remove Items in the Toolbox, and then click the COM Components tab.
  4. Click to select the Snapshot Viewer Control 11.0 check box if it is not already selected, and then click OK.
  5. Migrate the code and property from the old snapshot viewer control to the new snapshot viewer control.
  6. Delete the old snapshot viewer control.
  7. Rebuild the project.
If you are using a third-party solution, please contact your solution vendor for more information about how to resolve this issue.

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update 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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
access2003 access2k3 acc2003 acc2k3 snapshotviewer 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 2003 patch performance security stability update access office

Article ID: 955439 - Last Review: 05/09/2012 17:33:00 - Revision: 5.0

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