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.
To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2018-8599.
How to obtain and install the update
Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Method 1: Microsoft Download
The following file is available for download:
Note You must restart your computer before you install this update.
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:
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.
To check that this security update was applied correctly, follow these steps:
- Open the Visual Studio 2015 folder.
- Locate the DiagnosticHub.StandardCollector.Runtime.dll file.
- Verify that the file version is equal to or greater than 14.0.27529.