I see there is another attempt to release a Security Update to VB6 SP6: Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Cumulative Update dated 5/4/2009. See KB957924 for details.
I have not tested it myself yet to determine whether it fixes the problems the earlier attempts have (breaking MSChart20.ocx for one thing, Winsock control for another). However but I see that other users say it has not fixed the Winsock control that was also broken in earlier attempts.
So far all of the problems I've seen look like bonehead "off by one" errors in the code.
Thus I still recommend this "critical update" be avoided - almost 6 months later. I hope people who find and can reproduce these problems report them to Microsoft. It seems to be a free support call since the update is security related.
Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
- Posted at Saturday, May 30, 2009 04:57 PM