Security Only update for the .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 updates for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 12, 2017

Applies to: .NET Framework 4.7.NET Framework 4.6.2.NET Framework 4.6.1 More

Summary


This security update resolves a vulnerability in the Microsoft .NET Framework that could allow remote code execution when Microsoft .NET Framework processes untrusted input. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability in software by using the .NET Framework could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts that have full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate by using administrative user rights.

To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker must first convince the user to open a malicious document or application.

This security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the .NET Framework validates untrusted input. To learn more about this vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8759.

Important

  • All updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive updates in the future.
  • 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.

Update replacement information

This update replaces updates 4019114, 4035038, 4014983, and 4032115.

Additional information about this security update


The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions.
 
  • 4040956 Description of the Security Only update for the .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 12, 2017
  • 4040958 Description of the Security Only update for the .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 12, 2017
  • 4040967 Description of the Security Only update for the .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 12, 2017

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Applies to


This article applies to the following:

 

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 when used with:
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows RT 8.1
    • Windows 8.1