Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that's running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • You install a third-party Input Method Editor (IME).

In this scenario, another user may be able to compromise your system by viewing, deleting, and changing your files and folders without entering a password. This problem may occur evenĀ if you have a screen lock enabled on your system.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

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

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information and notes

Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.
    22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Imm32.dll

6.1.7601.22587

118,272

01-Feb-2014

02:11

x86

Msctf.dll

6.1.7601.22587

829,952

01-Feb-2014

02:11

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Imm32.dll

6.1.7601.22587

168,448

01-Feb-2014

02:42

x64

Msctf.dll

6.1.7601.22587

1,069,056

01-Feb-2014

02:42

x64

Imm32.dll

6.1.7601.22587

119,808

01-Feb-2014

02:10

x86

Msctf.dll

6.1.7601.22587

829,952

01-Feb-2014

02:11

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Imm32.dll

6.1.7601.22587

345,088

01-Feb-2014

01:56

IA-64

Msctf.dll

6.1.7601.22587

2,100,736

01-Feb-2014

01:56

IA-64

Imm32.dll

6.1.7601.22587

119,808

01-Feb-2014

02:10

x86

Msctf.dll

6.1.7601.22587

829,952

01-Feb-2014

02:11

x86

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

Package_1_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,504

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,509

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_3_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,511

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_4_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,852

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_5_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,854

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2918833_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,459

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2918833_sp1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,518

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_198e8506c5991afb4fa3e150f2a3621b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_59f51eda4f1f89b8.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_55699984f4346db61c5cb82bee2cdf3b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_90dd9f3ffb74dac0.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_5db93484c3d0e54b7655f49e13040599_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_777903451ca3d851.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

729

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-d..e-in-system-context_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_660119d6b54d2890.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,160

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:34

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-imm32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_5e9e5d88f200e1ed.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,353

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:41

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-t..icesframework-msctf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_780bef8c665afe84.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

32,654

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:36

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_309b85ea3cdc55f9d72dac3a8a82b6d0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_e27fda1bc78375f3.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_55699984f4346db61c5cb82bee2cdf3b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_ecfc3ac3b3d24bf6.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

717

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_63616499abec0904aa9a60309cbf08b8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_990fe881ac242047.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_75d84c94a9d2ca0f5541f4c3ce3e161a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_76d32723db1606c4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_855741a1c1a680e27fd579c5d4ac2a2a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_5b09d3b1b62127f4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,078

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_ad55e5b111b2600d4ed03d6b0fc6aac4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_b9e199b10da9009e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

733

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_c27b2571a27433e5b168d289d93c17b6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_649495facd2c65ac.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..e-in-system-context_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_c21fb55a6daa99c6.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,162

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

03:05

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-imm32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_babcf90caa5e5323.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,355

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

03:13

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-t..icesframework-msctf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_d42a8b101eb86fba.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

32,658

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

03:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,518

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,473

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_3_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,253

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_4_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,723

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_5_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,971

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_6_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,862

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_7_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,865

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2918833_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,468

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2918833_sp1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

3,714

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-imm32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_c511a35edebf151e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,363

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:24

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-t..icesframework-msctf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_780bef8c665afe84.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

32,654

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:36

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_3bd9500cabc1359b78b048aea7b7a0d5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_32569b87daef45c6.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,076

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_7c36c5e0495571ae327e8bfe7f5f7dec_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_7cf6578bc9d51f08.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

731

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_e998550dba279a1e381eb4865b1b2807_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_2e6f62795331c879.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,034

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-d..e-in-system-context_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_6602bdccb54b318c.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,161

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:24

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-imm32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_5ea0017ef1feeae9.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,354

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:29

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-t..icesframework-msctf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_780d938266590780.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

32,656

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:26

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,962

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2918833~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,857

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2918833_sp1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,745

Date (UTC)

02-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

05:59

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-imm32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_c511a35edebf151e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,363

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:24

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-t..icesframework-msctf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22587_none_780bef8c665afe84.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

32,654

Date (UTC)

01-Feb-2014

Time (UTC)

02:36

Platform

Not Applicable


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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