"Access violation" error and application that uses private keys crashes in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes an issue in which an "Access violation" error occurs and an application that uses private keys crashes in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. An update is available to fix this issue. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms

Assume that you're using certutil or you have an application that's used to enumerate or remove Trusted Platform Module (TPM)-protected private keys from computers when associated certificates are removed from the computers. This issue occurs when the keys don't exist or the user doesn't have access to the keys.

How to get this update

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Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be got only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, select the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to get Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, install April 2014, update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

Status

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

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
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