Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Update XML Core services ?

16 Jul 2014   #1
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Update XML Core services ?

I have Secunia installed on my system to notify me about softwares & their updates.

For the past 2 days, its alerting me Microsoft XML Core Services(MSXML) 4.x needs to be updated.

So, when I clicked on it it, I went to the following page:
Download Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center

I installed the script few days back & it showed success but still I have this warning. When, I again opened to check in details, I noticed in the MS page that..
Quote:
System Requirements

Supported Operating System
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2
There's no W7 in there, huh ?


Looking down further,

Quote:
To install MSXML 6.0 you must have Microsoft Windows® Installer 3.1 (MSI 3.1) or higher on your computer. If you are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) you already have the correct version. For other operating systems you may need to upgrade. Please see the Windows Installer 3.1 knowledge base article for details.
How do I know I have Windows Installer in my system or not & it shows the same supported OS details with no mention of W7


I would appreciate some assistance on this regard, whether its a false alarm by my software or am I really missing something down here ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Jul 2014   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad View Post
I have Secunia installed on my system to notify me about softwares & their updates.

For the past 2 days, its alerting me Microsoft XML Core Services(MSXML) 4.x needs to be updated.

So, when I clicked on it it, I went to the following page:
Download Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center

I installed the script few days back & it showed success but still I have this warning. When, I again opened to check in details, I noticed in the MS page that..
Quote:
System Requirements

Supported Operating System
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2
There's no W7 in there, huh ?


Looking down further,

Quote:
To install MSXML 6.0 you must have Microsoft Windows® Installer 3.1 (MSI 3.1) or higher on your computer. If you are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) you already have the correct version. For other operating systems you may need to upgrade. Please see the Windows Installer 3.1 knowledge base article for details.
How do I know I have Windows Installer in my system or not & it shows the same supported OS details with no mention of W7


I would appreciate some assistance on this regard, whether its a false alarm by my software or am I really missing something down here ?
That must be this one you're heading for...:
Download Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 3 for x64-based Systems (KB2721691) from Official Microsoft Download Center

install it and then manually run Windows Update if it does invite you to a newer version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2014   #3
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks Non for your assistance

But I have x32, will x64 pack work for x32 too ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Jul 2014   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad View Post
Thanks Non for your assistance

But I have x32, will x64 pack work for x32 too ?
Oops...i'm so used to mine!

No...here the x32 link: Download Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 3 (KB2721691) from Official Microsoft Download Center
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2014   #5
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

thanks Non, appreciate your assistance.

I get an error when I try to run the application:

Error Opening the Installation Log File. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2014   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad View Post
thanks Non, appreciate your assistance.

I get an error when I try to run the application:

Error Opening the Installation Log File. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable
That's a common error...sorry i should have told you.

Read carefully this chapter Known issues with this security update here:
MS13-002: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 4.0: January 8, 2013

Then pick up the kb973685 here:
Download Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 3 (KB973685) from Official Microsoft Download Center

kb973685 have to be install first in certain circumstance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

There is much discussion on the Secunia forums. Bottom line is PSI is reporting the file as end of life because MS support just ended. HOWEVER, the suggested fix they link to is (MSXML) 6.0, and does not apply to Windows 7. Also, if you have MSXML 4 SP3, version 4.30.2117 then it is the latest version and is not insecure, just end of life according to Secunia:

Quote:
Microsoft has announced that the widely used Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x has reached the end of its lifecycle. The announcement was made back in 2013 (Microsoft Support), stating that April 12th 2014 was the EOL date. This is further supported by the official Microsoft Lifecycle Policy found here: Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search

As a result, all versions of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x will correctly be flagged as EOL by the Secunia products, recommending an upgrade to Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.x, as stated in the Microsoft announcement.

--
Kind regards,

Jais Vemmer
xSI Signatures Specialist
So, it is not insecure, but rather EOL. They (Secunia) will not fix this, as in their eyes it isn't broken, It is indeed end of life. However, the 'fix" they link to is not correct, and does not apply. If the less then 100% score bothers you, do as I did, and mark that listing as Ignore. If there is an updated file, you will receive it via Windows Update. But don't expect one as MS are the ones marking it EOL.

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2014   #8
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

thanks friends for the assistance

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
There is much discussion on the Secunia forums. Bottom line is PSI is reporting the file as end of life because MS support just ended. HOWEVER, the suggested fix they link to is (MSXML) 6.0, and does not apply to Windows 7. Also, if you have MSXML 4 SP3, version 4.30.2117 then it is the latest version and is not insecure, just end of life according to Secunia:

Quote:
Microsoft has announced that the widely used Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x has reached the end of its lifecycle. The announcement was made back in 2013 (Microsoft Support), stating that April 12th 2014 was the EOL date. This is further supported by the official Microsoft Lifecycle Policy found here: Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search

As a result, all versions of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x will correctly be flagged as EOL by the Secunia products, recommending an upgrade to Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.x, as stated in the Microsoft announcement.

--
Kind regards,

Jais Vemmer
xSI Signatures Specialist
So, it is not insecure, but rather EOL. They (Secunia) will not fix this, as in their eyes it isn't broken, It is indeed end of life. However, the 'fix" they link to is not correct, and does not apply. If the less then 100% score bothers you, do as I did, and mark that listing as Ignore. If there is an updated file, you will receive it via Windows Update. But don't expect one as MS are the ones marking it EOL.

A Guy
ah I didn't know about this EOL & I had set the list to ignore to avoid the constant nuisance of secunia popping up every now & then.

Really appreciate it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2014   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No worries, while we will never know if we could do without it, it is likely to never be a security problem. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2015   #10
chigwells

 

Hi All,
I would like to add that I had the exact same issue. Installed Secunia on a freshly rebuilt system.
I've downloaded the x64 SP3 update, and will now tell Secunia to ignore it.
It installed without the hiccups goodlad had.
Many thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Update XML Core services ?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What's going to happen with Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x ??
I'm glad I saw this thread, this was also driving me crazy, and still does...:confused: In A Guy's last post there he states version 4.30.2117 (4 sp3) which I have, is the latest and greatest, so I believe I'm up-to-date, and I understand everything, but this: I understand if it is EOL, its...
Windows Updates & Activation
Services live update
I had Symantec Installed on my computer. Something went wrong with Symantec so I had to uninstalled It. When I tried to uninstalled Symantec It wasn't enable to uninstall the services. I delete all the Symantec services. I just was wondering do I delete the live update service or does Windows use...
System Security
Update services not running
Hello! Just finished a reactivation of Windows 7 Pro and now update manager is not working properly, had to reactivate after cloning and upgrading hard drive. I tried restarting the system as the update manager directed me to do. I have tried running the "System Update Readiness Tool" from...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update Services
I would like help with the following error codes. I'm using Windows7 32bit system Update Error codes: 0x80070002 Phase 40 = Post-reboot install failure. & 0x8024000C FATAL: Unable to initiate asynchronous search: These codes are relating to Windows Update Database, and Windows Update components...
Windows Updates & Activation
Win 7 SP1 - Mysterious services update?
Hi all On checking windows services after the sp1 update I noticed these two new items in the listing. RHKH & GQRFNVTJO Does anyone have a clue as to what these "services" actually do or are they just markers? Ich
Windows Updates & Activation
Intel Gives Core i3, Core i5 Dual-Core Processors K0 Stepping Update
more..
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App