Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
REMINDER Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows Embedded POS Ready 7 have reached the end of mainstream support and are now in extended security update (ESU) support. Windows Thin PC has reached the end of mainstream support; however, ESU support is not available.
Starting in July 2020, there will no longer be optional, non-security releases (known as "C" releases) for this operating system. Operating systems in extended support have only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release).
Verify that you have installed the required updates listed in the How to get this update section before installing this update.
Customers who have purchased the Extended Security Update (ESU) for on-premises versions of these operating systems must follow the procedures in KB4522133 to continue receiving security updates after extended support ends on January 14, 2020. For more information on ESU and which editions are supported, see KB4497181.
Because ESU is available as a separate SKU for each of the years in which they are offered (2020, 2021, and 2022)—and because ESU can only be purchased in specific 12-month periods —you must purchase the third year of ESU coverage separately and activate a new key on each applicable device for your devices to continue receiving security updates in 2022.
If your organization did not purchase the third year of ESU coverage, you must purchase Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 ESU for your applicable Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 devices before you install and activate the Year 3 MAK keys to receive updates. The steps to install, activate, and deploy ESUs are the same for first, second, and third year coverage. For more information, see Obtaining Extended Security Updates for eligible Windows devices for the Volume Licensing process and Purchasing Windows 7 ESUs as a Cloud Solution Provider for the CSP process. For embedded devices, contact your original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
For more information, see the ESU blog.
This security update addresses a vulnerability which exists in System.Data.SqlClient and Microsoft.Data.SqlClient libraries where a timeout occurring under high load can cause incorrect data to be returned as the result of an asynchronously executed query or command. For more information please see CVE-2022-41064.
Known issues in this update
Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues in this update.
Additional information about this update
The following articles contain additional information about this update as it relates to individual product versions.
5020612 Description of the Security Only Update for .NET Framework 4.6.2 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB5020612)
How to get this update
Microsoft Update Catalog
To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure as follows:
Product:Windows Server 2008 SP2
Classification: Security Updates