MS16-004: Description of the security update for Microsoft Visual Basic Runtime 6.0: January 12, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in comctl32.ocx and mscomctl.ocx that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Visual Basic 6.0 IDE installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB3124585.

How to obtain and install the update

Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

Download Download the security update KB3096896 for Visual Basic Runtime 6.0

More Information

Command-line switches for this update

For information about the various command-line switches that are supported by this update, see Standard Installer command-line options.

Removal information

You cannot remove this security update through the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. To remove this security update, save the .msi file to a known location, and then run the following command at a command prompt:

msiexec /x [knownlocation]\[PatchName].msi

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3124585.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB2708437.


Package Name

Package Hash SHA 1

Package Hash SHA 2

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-CHS.msi

0C9E424A1AB7C62229C65EBE2469DAAE91CF1EFF

2258279AC1E028709FB38091311CCF23B80F01D86BDE51EC26E1A587950E71BF

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-CHT.msi

FA5223DDF27C25DCF0A45492E882FF8F34CD4562

F2CD4418775FA4531ED532B96516FCB4BD98FE360B117C78430E2B2982BF6B70

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-DEU.msi

5E8612E55CCFCD914874A9BEE72DE9909824CAF9

485CAE47772ED7AA517A207BA469DE0868F85813815FF2016B7B11A382DAB7E0

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-ENU.msi

613587D1F1BF20B745BC3FF987C66E60EDE1B570

54D33446F95838DD1DF5A0F0666D36551978D5FD856264CBCDBCFC526742ACA7

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-ESN.msi

EDE98C80C75AFE0B1C8B7996D4A5A5B0664A74F5

7070A6EABD989553BFE3656D59E956D01B5181457A1C6A66633C95152066136C

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-FRA.msi

24127BEA46728EB9FE0B55CF3015A851FE1415C4

D6694E1850EB5AE67925924D737CC6063CCF4F95A06105D734141ACB59EBBC23

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-ITA.msi

E9BB9D2E5277AFE7451ED1238BBCDBA320B2A697

9207240B569F1A0E2DA62161769A542178557FA9B3B4FD99D0749C8ED079A00C

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-JPN.msi

596A7F1B6D3F32D92700248D8CECF536296B26FB

84EE3723C19B73E80CFDA539A3EB75AA7697C18B8334DFE0B53C563FA0C71BA5

VB60SP6-KB3096896-x86-KOR.msi

1B06BC318EFB9970111105D79337BBB6756F02FB

BD4A7C3CE072B65E1B5D05C67E7291131ED26CECCD32D3406A256906CBC746AA


The English 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.

For all supported x86-based versions of systems

File Name

Version

Date

Time

Size

CPU

Comctl32.cab

Not applicable

5-Nov-2015

17:33

239,943

Not applicable

Comctl32.dep

Not applicable

5-Nov-2015

16:15

2,495

Not applicable

Comctl32.ocx

6.0.98.39

5-Nov-2015

17:30

617,896

x86

Mscomctl.cab

Not applicable

5-Nov-2015

17:33

481,594

Not applicable

Mscomctl.dep

Not applicable

5-Nov-2015

16:18

2,494

Not applicable

Mscomctl.ocx

6.1.98.46

5-Nov-2015

17:30

1,070,232

x86


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