October 13, 2020-KB4578972 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1803

Applies to: .NET Framework

Summary


Security improvements

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the .NET Framework improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could disclose contents of an affected system's memory. To exploit the vulnerability, an authenticated attacker would need to run a specially crafted application. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the .NET Framework handles objects in memory.

To learn more about the vulnerabilities, go to the following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE).

Quality and reliability improvements

WCF1

- Addressed an issue with WCF services sometimes failing to start when starting multiple services concurrently.

Winforms

- Addressed a regression introduced in .NET Framework 4.8, where Control.AccessibleName, Control.AccessibleRole, and Control.AccessibleDescription properties stopped working for the following controls:Label, GroupBox, ToolStrip, ToolStripItems, StatusStrip, StatusStripItems, PropertyGrid, ProgressBar, ComboBox, MenuStrip, MenuItems, DataGridView.

- Addressed a regression in accessible name for combo box items for data bound combo boxes. .NET Framework 4.8 started using type name instead of the value of the DisplayMember property as an accessible name, this improvement uses the DisplayMember again.

ASP.NET

- Disabled resuse of AppPathModifier in ASP.Net control output.

- HttpCookie objects in the ASP.Net request context will be created with configured defaults for cookie flags instead of .NET-style primitive defaults to match the behavior of `new HttpCookie(name)`.

SQL

- Addressed a failure that sometimes occured when a user connects to one Azure SQL database, performed an enclave based operation, and then connected to another database under the same server that has the same Attestation URL and performed an enclave operation on the second server.

CLR2

- Added a CLR config variable Thread_AssignCpuGroups (1 by default) that can be set to 0 to disable automatic CPU group assignment done by the CLR for new threads created by Thread.Start() and thread pool threads, such that an app may do its own thread-spreading.

- Addressed a rare data corruption that can occur when using new API’s such as Unsafe.ByteOffset<T> which are often used with the new Span types. The corruption could occur when a GC operation is performed while a thread is calling Unsafe.ByteOffset<T> from inside of a loop.

- Addressed an issue regarding timers with very long due times ticking down much sooner than expected when the AppContext switch "Switch.System.Threading.UseNetCoreTimer" is enabled.


1 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
2 Common Language Runtime (CLR)

Known issues in this update


Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues in this update.

How to get this update


Install this update

Release Channel Available Next Step
Windows Update and Microsoft Update Yes None. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.
Microsoft Update Catalog Yes To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Yes

This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:

Product:Windows 10 Version 1803

Classification: Security Updates

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update .

Information about protection and security