MSXML4 SP3 Is Available Now!

Today, we officially released MSXML4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on the Microsoft Download Center as a stand-alone installer in multiple languages.

MSXML4.0 SP3 is a complete replacement of MSXML4.0, MSXML4.0 SP1 and MSXML4.0 SP2 and contains a number of bug fixes to enhance security and reliability.

Approximately nine years ago, MSXML4.0 was released to the web. MSXML4.0 was superseded by MSXML6.0 six+ years ago and is only intended to support legacy applications.  After MSXML4.0 SP3, there are no future service packs planned.  Also, please note that SP2 support will end in November 2009. 

MSXML4.0 customers are recommended to upgrade to MSXML6.  MSXML6 has new functionality, performance and security improvements.  In addition, MSXML6 provides improved W3C compliance and increased compatibility with System.XML in .Net. Key changes introduced between MSXML4 and MSXML6 and migration are described in Upgrading to MSXML6.0.

MSXML6 is now available for all supported down-level platforms.  It is either “in-the-box” in Windows (e.g in XP SP3+ and Vista+) or can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center .

- MSXML Team

Comments (6)
  1. Kurzbeschreibung: Optionales Update, welches MSXML 4.0 SP3 installiert, das ggü. dem optionalen MSXML 4.0 SP2 laut (englischsprachigen) Release Notes (Versionshinweisen) eine Reihe von Verbesserungen im Bereich Sicherheit und Zuverlässigkeit enthält.

  2. Kurzbeschreibung: In der Verarbeitung der optionalen, in dieser Version standardmäßig nicht in Windows XP enthaltenen Microsoft XML-Basisdienste MSXML4, wurde eine Sicherheitslücke entdeckt, durch die ein Angreifer Informationen ausspähen könnte. Sieh

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  4. favo says:

    Someone should update KB269238 to list 4.0 SP3 and 6.0 SP2 (aka MS08-069 or KB954430). Also mention that 6.0 SP2 is included in XP SP3. Not much point in having such lists if they aren’t kept up-to-date.

  5. David Thielen says:

    Totally off topic – where is the support forum for MS-XML? microsoft.public.xml.msxml-webrelease appears to be dead.

    thanks – dave

  6. james says:

    this thing don’t work with vista

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