Problem with KB908531 - MS06-015: Vulnerability in Windows Explore

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by vdm20, Apr 12, 2006.

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    Geesey48 Guest

    My experience was solved by uninstalling HP Share to Web.
    Geesey48, Apr 14, 2006
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    grzmlyk Guest

    I'm having a similar problem - I just installed the updates (I have all the
    XP SPs and additional updates) and now, when I hit "control-o" to open web
    pages, the browser hangs. Yet when I type a Web address into the address
    bar, I'm able to navigate the Web.

    It seems to be related to the KB908531 issue - any solutions?
    grzmlyk, Apr 14, 2006
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    Al Fikes Guest


    To answer your questions,

    1. Windows 2000 Pro SP4 with all updates prior to 4-11-06
    2. MS Office 2003 SP2 with current updates as of yesterday
    3. KB911831 Not loaded KB911701 Not loaded
    4. No ZoneAlarm

    So, Is HP Share to Web the issue? Do I have to lose it to load KB908531 or
    is MS going to fix the security patch?

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Al Fikes, Apr 14, 2006
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    dgreenb4 Guest

    I also had a serious problem with KB911831.

    I am running Windows XP SP2. I have MS Office 2000 installed, along
    with Zone Alarm 3.7.????, but I do not have an HP Scanner, nor do I
    have any of the HP Share files mentioned in some other posts.

    I had Windows Update install KB911831, which resulted in my computer
    being unable to connect to the internet in any way (Outlook, I.E.,
    Mozilla Firefox, Symantac Update). My computer became unresponsive &
    the only way I was able to shut down was by pulling the plug. Rebooting
    did not alleviate the problem. I had to start the computer in Safe
    Mode, and restore it to a point prior to the KB911831 installation. A
    second installation of KB911831 in which I downloaded the file to my
    desktop and manually installed it, resulted in the same problems.

    Intrestingly, another of my computers, that's running the same software
    listed above, has had no problem with KB911831.

    Any ideas?
    dgreenb4, Apr 14, 2006
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    jeff.toole Guest

  6. Could you do me a favour and mail me the content of the
    registry key
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions

    Export the key, ZIP the REG file and mail it to me, please. Thanks!

    OTOH, please try connecting with ZoneAlarm beeing *completly*
    disabled and Windows Firewall enabled instead.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Apr 15, 2006
  7. I'm sorry too...
    Could you do me a favour and mail me the content of the
    registry key
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions

    Export the key, ZIP the REG file and mail it to me, please. Thanks!

    See also
    FWIW, if uploaded a ZIP file which includes a REG file, that does
    exactly what the entry above suggests. If the "Share-To-Web" extension
    has been "approved" already, _this_ registry entry will be deleted too:

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Apr 16, 2006
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    shawn d Guest

    shawn d, Apr 17, 2006
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    Richard B. Guest

    Shawn and all other users.
    I made the modification outlined in
    and it solved the problem. I do have an HP psc 750 printer/scanner/copier
    with the Share to web upload software. I have not experienced any unusual
    behaviors with any other security updates.


    Richard B.
    Richard B., Apr 19, 2006
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    Jeffrey Fox Guest

    This update caused Windows Explorer to hang on Windows XP PRO SP2.
    I also had problems saving MS Office documents under new names. MS Office
    would shut down.

    I uninstalled the patch and everything is back to normal. Sounds like old
    Bill has some problems to take care of.
    Jeffrey Fox, Apr 20, 2006
  11. And thes security hole to be fixed with KB908531 is open again.
    As you may have noticed in the past, as soon as updates are
    released and security holes beeing published, the exploits of
    that hole are coming more and more quickly. So I urge you to
    reinstall KB908531 ASAP and see, if the following helps you:

    Problems in Windows Explorer or the Windows shell after you install
    security update MS06-015
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015

    Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

    For those who have Hewlett Packard's Share to Web Software, there
    are two registry patches to choose from (run either one or the
    other) not both:

    I've made a "patch" back on Saturday available at:
    (Note this is a Zip file and will need to be extracted. It contains
    a REG file which needs to be imported into the registry via double
    clicking the contained REG file. You may have to reboot Windows


    Kelly has made a patch with exact same functionality available at:
    Line #383 - this is a vbs file and instructions on how to use such
    files are at the top of the page.

    If you're using a Nvidia video card, you may want to update the driver
    for that card:

    In case you're running a Kerio firewall software, please reread cloesly.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Apr 20, 2006
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    Delgado Guest

    Ok I have the same problem. Installed 908531, and my computer hangs at "file
    open" in MS word XP; I tried updating to office 2003, but same problem
    occured. Next, I try looking at my sevices and I saw six instance of
    verclsid.exe started. I do have a hP printer and a Hp scanner connected to
    the Workstation. I try contacting MS, but they have no answer. I guess I'll
    have to keep away from this update.
    Delgado, Apr 24, 2006
  13. Nope, you may be save if you wait until KB908531 will be rereleased.
    That's planned for April 25th.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Apr 25, 2006
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