Description of the security update for the remote code execution vulnerability in Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1: July 10, 2018


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Visual Studio software if the software does not check the source markup of a file for an unbuilt project.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2018-8172.

How to obtain and install the update

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.

Deployment information

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

More information


To apply this security update, you must have Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 installed.

File information

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 times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and 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 times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Note The CAB, MSI, and MSP files also contain binaries that are not listed individually.