This update resolves vulnerabilities in the Microsoft .NET Framework. A security vulnerability exists in the .NET Framework that could allow an attacker to access information at rest that should be defended by cryptographic mechanisms. This update fixes the way the framework handles the key and therefore defends the data. To learn more about this vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-155.
- If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.
How to obtain and install this update
Method 1: Windows Update
This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see Windows Update: FAQ.
Update deployment informationFor deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3205640 .
Update removal informationNote We do not recommend that you remove any security update.
To remove this update, use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
Update restart informationThis update does not require a system restart after you apply it unless files that are being updated are locked or are being used.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace any previously released update.
Article ID: 3205377 - Last Review: Dec 13, 2016 - Revision: 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2