Description of the security update for the elevation of privilege vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3: July 14, 2020

Applies to: All Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 editions except Build Tools

Notice

In November 2020, the content of this article was updated to clarify the affected products, prerequisites, and restart requirements. Additionally, the update metadata in WSUS was revised to fix a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager reporting bug. 

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Prerequisites

To apply this security update, you must have both Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and the subsequent Cumulative Servicing Release KB 3165756 installed. Typically, KB 3165756 is installed automatically when you install Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. However, in some cases, you have to install the two packages separately.

Restart requirement

We recommend that you close Visual Studio 2015 before you install this security update. Otherwise, you may have to restart the computer after you apply this security update if a file that is being updated is open or in use by Visual Studio.

Security update replacement information

This security update supersedes KB4562053.

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

vs14-kb4567703.exe

0FEC68D3DC4482550D47A94E9E2D4FA4A82EC7AB

9FE64E91CC6507F0BDD5DD33F1284C904F5E39986F499C7296974CF4E7EDCE20

Installation verification

To verify that this security update is applied correctly, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Visual Studio 2015 folder.

  2. Locate the DiagnosticHub.StandardCollector.Runtime.dll file.

  3. Verify that the file version is equal to or greater than 14.0.27542.0.

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