October 13, 2020-KB4579976 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.7.2 and 4.8 for Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server, version 2019

Release Date:
October 13, 2020

Version:
.NET Framework 3.5, 4.7.2 and 4.8

 

The October 13, 2020 update for Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server, version 2019 includes cumulative reliability improvements in .NET Framework 4.8. We recommend that you apply this update as part of your regular maintenance routines. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites and Restart requirement sections.

Summary

Security improvements

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the .NET Framework improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could disclose contents of an affected system's memory. To exploit the vulnerability, an authenticated attacker would need to run a specially crafted application. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the .NET Framework handles objects in memory.

To learn more about the vulnerabilities, go to the following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE).

For a list of improvements that were released with this update, please see the article links in the Additional Information section of this article.

Additional information about this update

The following articles contain additional information about this update as it relates to individual product versions.

  • 4578966 Description of the Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.7.2 for Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server, version 2019 (KB4578966)

  • 4578973 Description of the Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server, version 2019 (KB4578973)

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