"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> schrieb:
> [Crossposted to Windows Update, IE General, and IE6 Browser newsgroups]
> The MSRC offers some new information about an issue some IE6 users have
> encountered after installing KB942625/MS07-069:
> The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC): MS07-069 Cumulative Security
> Update for Internet Explorer - Post Install Issue
> We have been investigating public reports of possible problems on systems
> that have installed the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
> (942615), released earlier this month. We have some information to share
> with you regarding the results of our investigation into these reports...
> New KB article:
> IE6 crashes after you install security update 942615 on a computer that is
> running Windows XP Service Pack 2
> More about the Registry edit detailed in the 946627 Workaround section:
> (Freudi's file "E6SP2_Hotfix_KB942367_aktivieren.reg").
Just a short (semi-technical) addition:
I've (surprise, surprise) just received information from MSRC, that the issue
only occurs for those systems, on which the QFE tree (for an explaination see
) of the update is beeing installed.
In case you want to find out if that's the case before applying the registry
fix, have a look into the "KB942615.log" file which is placed into the Windows
folder (Start -> Run -> %windir%\KB942615 [Enter/OK]). If the system might be
affected by the issue, you should find lines like "2.953: AnalyzeForBranching:
g_bRepeatInventory set to TRUE because target file c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
has branch sp2qfe which is greater than branch for sp2gdr". If you don't find
those lines and are seeing IE6 crashes on Windows XP SP2, your system may have
another issue than the one discussed here.
As a side note, MSKB article KB946627 mentiones the exact same registry entries
for a workaround of these crashes as the "old" MSKB article KB942367 did/does.
contained IE6SP2_Hotfix_KB942367_aktivieren.reg are based on the registry keys
mentionend in KB942367 (which are the same as the ones in the new KB946627),
I'm not going to update the ZIP file and/or renaming the contained REG files.
If you've applied "IE6SP2_Hotfix_KB942367_aktivieren.reg" or manually set the
registry keys in the meantime, there's *no need* to undo the registry changes
(manually or by "executing" the "IE6SP2_Hotfix_KB942367_deaktivieren.reg" also
contained in the ZIP file) until further notice.