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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Microsoft had to scramble to put out an emergency fix for an issue in its Active Template Library (ATL), used to build ActiveX controls.
<p>"We evaluated the impact of the vulnerable versions of the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) on the Adobe product portfolio [and] determined that Flash Player and Shockwave Player are the two products that leverage vulnerable versions of ATL," said Wendy Poland, of Adobe's security team in an company blog entry.
West coast time.<p>Late last Friday, the company said it planned to release a critical fix for Internet Explorer as well as a related Visual Studio patch rated "moderate." <p>However, the problem that lets the researchers bypass the kill-bit mechanism may lie in a widely used Windows component called the Active Template Library (ATL).

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