Description of the security update for the information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3: September 10, 2019

Applies to: Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

Applies to: Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Community, Professional, Enterprise, and Remote Tools

Does not apply to: Build Tools, Visual Studio 2015 Isolated and Integrated Shells.

Note: On October 8, 2019, we released improvements to our offering method for this update on Microsoft Update that ensure this update is offered to all appropriate configurations.


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service improperly impersonates certain file operations.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2019-1232.

How to obtain and install the update

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

Method 1: Microsoft Download

The following file is available for download:

Download Download the hotfix package now.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Visual Studio 2015 Remote Tools

To download the updated remote tools for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, go to the following Microsoft webpage:

Download Visual Studio 2015 Update: Remote Tools

More information


To apply this security update, you must have Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 installed.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this security update if an instance of Visual Studio is being used.

Security update replacement information

This security update doesn't replace other security updates.

Deployment information

For deployment details for this security update, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Security update deployment information: September 10, 2019

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
VS14-KB4513696.exe 2559A958D9D7EFECD5E5156E3948E7E88473A0A9 3EAD6B19C20DEF490D6029F1215F6B96B550091C28946B98A9559C377028EDAC

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Protect yourself online

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Security

Local support according to your country: International Support

Installation verification

To check that this security update was applied correctly, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Visual Studio 2015 folder.
  2. Locate the DiagnosticHub.StandardCollector.Runtime.dll file.
  3. Verify that the file version is equal to or greater than 14.0.27537.