Description of the security update for the information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3: July 9, 2019

Applies to: All Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 SKUs except for Isolated and Integrated Shells and 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 doesn't replace other security updates.

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

vs14-kb4506164.exe

3D8FCF805756BE2CA9E8E36EA60E85F1CBBFA58A

2945C671E0A57F993DE67C80A612EE3E7F4EB850F1EB2AF60926D9DADF78F6B7

Installation verification

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

  1. Open the Visual Studio 2015 folder.

  2. Locate the Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common.dll file.

  3. Verify that the file version is 14.0.27536.

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