ATL

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ATL

(Active Template Library) A set of software routines from Microsoft that provide the basic framework for creating ActiveX and COM objects. Stemming from the standard template library (STL) that comes with C++ compilers, ATL includes an object wizard that sets up primary structure of the objects very quickly. See COM and ActiveX.
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The companion patch fixes holes in the Microsoft Active Template Library, part of Visual Basic, which can be used to create the vulnerable ActiveX controls that trigger the IE flaws fixed in the MS09-034 patch.
lt;p>Although Messenger 14 includes several new features and a revamped interface, Microsoft's making the upgrade mandatory because of a flaw inherited from a buggy Microsoft code "library" -- Active Template Library, or ATL -- used by programmers in the IM client's development.
Support for industry standards, including Oracle Corporation's Oracle8i database server; Microsoft Corporation's Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL), Microsoft SQL Server 7 and MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server); and Inprise Corporation's Object Windows Library (OWL) and Visual Component Library (VCL).

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