MS15-044: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008: May 12, 2015

Introduction

This update resolves vulnerabilities in the Microsoft .NET Framework. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded TrueType fonts.

Summary

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-044. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this security update

Download information

To install this update, install it from Microsoft Windows Update.

Additionally, you can install this update from the Microsoft Download Center.

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer.

Command-line switches for this update

Learn about the various command-line switches that are supported by this Microsoft .NET Framework update.

Restart information

This 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 information

This update replaces update 2656405 .

Update removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
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Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
    • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
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Article ID: 3048074 - Last Review: May 21, 2015 - Revision: 1

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