Description of the security update for the Diagnostic Hub Standard Collector elevation of privilege vulnerability in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3: August 14, 2018

Applies to: Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

Notice


This security update has been replaced with a newer update. For more information, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4463110 Description of the security update for the Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector elevation of privilege vulnerability in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

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

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

Summary


An Elevation of Privilege vulnerability exists when Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector allows file creation in arbitrary locations.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2018-0952.

Deployment information


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

More information


Prerequisites

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

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

VS14-KB4456688.exe

DE8F98515B7DBAB04B9B8468C2E4C33E2021CE34

4DF8D3BDC5CA501C391539BE790CE5B82CE185F63D3CB1BE095302A7C8C994A7


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.

File name File size File version Platform
VS14-KB4456688.exe 3,655,256 14.0.27526 x86

How to obtain help and support for this security update


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