Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB832894)

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    This update addresses the vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004. To find out if other security updates are available for you, see the Overview section of this page.
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      2.8 MB

      KB Articles: KB832894

      Security bulletins:MS04-004

        Identified security issues in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to compromise a Windows-based system. For example, an attacker could run programs on your computer while you view a Web page. This affects all computers with Internet Explorer installed (even if you don’t run Internet Explorer as your Web browser). After you install this item, you may need to restart your computer.

        Caveats: Some Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 users may receive an error while attempting to access SSL secured Web Sites. This error will present itself as a HTTP 500 (Internal Server Error) and only occurs when accessing web servers using SSL/TLS 3.0 with a specific configuration. An update for this issue is available, please see Knowledge Base article 831167. This update will be included in future Cumulative Security Updates for Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1. Also, this Security Update will invalidate the usernames and passwords stored in Internet Explorer’s protected store. This will require users to re-enter their username and password when they first visit web sites that require authentication.

        Note: Security updates for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) would normally be available by request through assisted support channels, however since the issues repaired in this bulletin were reported publicly prior to this announcement, the Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 version of this patch will be supported on those operating systems for this release. See this announcement and the Microsoft Product Lifecycle page for Internet Explorer for additional information on support options for these platforms.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

        This update applies to Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the following operating systems:
        • Windows XP SP1
        • Windows XP
        • Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)
        • Windows 2000 SP2
        • Windows 2000 SP3
        • Windows 2000 SP4
        • Windows 98 SE
        • Windows 98
        • Windows NT® 4.0 SP6A
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