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CAPICOM.DLL security vulnerability (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-028 – Critical)


According to MS07-028, a vulnerability in the CAPICOM.DLL file could allow attackers to remotely execute code.

SolarWinds installs CAPICOM.DLL in several places that are missed when you patch your computer.


NPM 11.0.1 and earlier


In addition to applying the patch from Microsoft, perform the following:

  1. Download and install the Microsoft redistributable.
  2. Copy the installed CAPICOM.DLL file.
  3. Replace the file into the following locations:
    • c:\windows\syswow64\
    • c:\windows\system32\
    • c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SolarWinds\
    • c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\CAPICOMicrosoft Shared\CAPICOM\


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