MS13-002: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 6.0: January 8, 2013


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-002. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

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Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2721693 MS12-043: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 6.0: July 10, 2012

Removal information

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

This update is installed by Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (Wusa.exe). Wusa.exe does not support uninstalling updates on systems that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2. To remove this security update from computers that are running those operating systems, log on as an administrator, and then uninstall the update by using the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. Click View installed updates to access the update. To remove this security update in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Note Removing this security update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6 will completely remove MSXML6 from the system.

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 sizeDateTimePlatform
Msxml6.dll6.20.2016.02,027,46408-Nov-201215:29Not Applicable
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.094,66408-Nov-201215:42Not Applicable

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 Service Pack 2 when used with:
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 for Itanium-based Systems