MS12-060: Description of the security update for Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6: August 14, 2012


Microsoft has released the security bulletin MS12-060. You can view the complete security bulletin by visiting one of the following Microsoft websites:

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Command-line switches for this update

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Restart information

This update may require a restart. The installer stops the required services, applies the update, and then restarts the services. However, if the required services cannot be stopped for any reason, or if the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to allow the restart.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

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, then at a command prompt, run the following command:
msiexec /x [knownlocation]\[PatchName].msi

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following update:
2641426 MS12-027: Description of the security update for Visual Basic 6: April 10, 2012

File information

The English (United States) version of this update 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.
For all supported x86-based versions of systems
File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPU
Comctl32.cabNot applicable2-May-201212:20239,527Not applicable
Comctl32.depNot applicable2-May-201210:532,495Not applicable
Mscomctl.cabNot applicable2-May-201212:20480,910Not applicable
Mscomctl.depNot applicable2-May-201210:552,494Not applicable

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6