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



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.

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Toapply 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.

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