.NET Framework September 2017 Security and Quality Rollup
Last Updated: 2017.09.21.
Today, we are releasing the September 2017 Security and Quality Rollup and Security Only Update.
This update applies to Windows 7 and later client versions and Windows Server 2008 and later server versions.
This update has known issues. Please see them at the bottom of the update.
This release contains the following security changes.
CVE-2017-8759 | .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft .NET Framework processes untrusted input. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability in software using the .NET framework could take control of an affected system. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first need to convince the user to open a malicious document or application.The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how .NET validates untrusted input.
More Information: CVE-2017-8759
Quality and Reliability
This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements.
- Values added to System.Web.Cache expire immediately, with .NET Framework 4.7. 
- Also reported at ASP.NET Forums #2123507
- ASP.NET site running on Sitefinity broken, with .NET Framework 4.7. 
- CRWLock::StaticAcquireWriterLock() never returns if Int32.MaxValue number of ReaderWriterLock objects are created, with .NET Framework 3.5. 
- Crash in CLR assembly metadata reader. 
- Also reported at ASP.NET Forums #2106799
- Also reported at StackOverflow #40272099
- Also reported at Connect #3111237
- .NET remoting IPC listener thread exits and leaves an orphaned IPCServerchannel. 
- Silent bad codegen when optimizing expression. 
- Also reported at dotnet/coreclr #11574
- Crash in Visual Studio due to race in CLR assembly loader. 
- Runtime underallocates arrays by one element in rare cases when jitting large methods. 
- AppContext feature opt-in/out not functioning correctly. 
- More information: .NET Framework Update for AppContext
- Reboot method of Win32_OperatingSystem has Privilege not held exception 
- HTTPWebRequest times out when switching to TLS after installing update KB4019112. 
- NetTcp with X509Certificates using SslStream uses the default TLS version as the OS, with .NET Framework 4.7. 
- Excessive object creation in a performance-critical code-path leading to performance regressions and/or displaying empty UI and/or exhausting GDI+ handles. 
- Multi-Mon support: Controls with non-default anchoring are moved around the screen when scaling is changed .**
- Application crash due to call into DWrite. *
- WPF consumes high % of CPU in Visual Studio when console session not active. *
- WPF fails to load resources if two versions of the same assembly are loaded. ***
- Visual Studio fails due to “Unable to load DLL ‘PenIMC.dll’” error. ***
- TargetFrameworkName is null with mixed mode application. ***
- Event leak with WPF application on touch screen monitors on Windows 10. ***
Note: Some fixes will be available at a later date. See the legend below:
* This fix will be made available for Windows 10 in October.** This fix will be made available for Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update) in October.*** This fix will be made available for Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) in October.
Note: Fixes are not always available for all Windows versions at the same time. This situation is noted where appropriate, and where the information is available, a release date is provided.
Note: Additional information on these improvements is not available. The VSTS bug number provided with each improvement is a unique ID that you can give Microsoft Customer Support, include in StackOverflow comments or use in web searches.
Getting the Update
The Security and Quality Rollup is available via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft Update Catalog, and Docker.
Microsoft Update Catalog
You can get the update via the Microsoft Update Catalog. For Windows 10, .NET Framework updates are part of the Windows 10 Monthly Rollup.
|Product Version||Security and Quality Rollup KB||Security Rollup KB|
|Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update)||Catalog4038788||N/A|
|.NET Framework 4.7||4038788||N/A|
|.NET Framework 3.5||4038788||N/A|
|Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update)Windows Server 2016||Catalog4038782||N/A|
|.NET Framework 4.6.2, 4.7||4038782||N/A|
|.NET Framework 3.5||4038782||N/A|
|Windows 10 1511||Catalog4038783||N/A|
|.NET Framework 4.6.1||4038783||N/A|
|.NET Framework 3.5||4038783||N/A|
|Windows 10 1507||Catalog4038781||N/A|
|.NET Framework 4.6||4038781||N/A|
|.NET Framework 3.5||4038781||N/A|
|Windows 8.1Windows RT 8.1Windows Server 2012 R2||Catalog4041085||Catalog4041092|
|.NET Framework 3.5||4040981||4040967|
|.NET Framework 4.5.2||4040974||4040958|
|.NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7||4040972||4040956|
|Windows Server 2012||Catalog4041084||Catalog4041091|
|.NET Framework 3.5||4040979||4040965|
|.NET Framework 4.5.2||4040975||4040959|
|.NET Framework 4.6||4040971||4040955|
|Windows 7Windows Server 2008 R2||Catalog4041083||Catalog4041090|
|.NET Framework 3.5.1||4040980||4040966|
|.NET Framework 4.5.2||4040977||4040960|
|.NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7||4040973||4040957|
|Windows Server 2008||Catalog4041086||Catalog4041093|
|.NET Framework 2.0||4040978||4040964|
|.NET Framework 4.5.2||4040977||4040960|
|.NET Framework 4.6||4040973||4040957|
The following Docker container images have been updated as part of this release.
This release has the following known issues.
WPF Rendering in a Windows Service
- .NET Framework versions: 4.6.x, 4.7
- Windows versions: all
- Affected KBs: KB4040956, KB4040955, KB4040957
After you install this update on the .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7, you may experience rendering issues in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications that use WPF types in a Windows service. For more information, see KB 4043601.
Incorrect text in .NET Framework Setup
- .NET Framework versions: 4.5.2
- Windows versions: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
- Affected KBs: KB4040960, KB4040977
When you apply this update on non-English locale systems, you may notice some pseudo localized characters instead of localized content in the interactive setup. This is a non-impacting, UI-only, setup issue that does not affect the deployment result or functionality of the update contents. Please apply this update to help secure your computer against vulnerabilities and the issues that are addressed by this update. For more information, see: KB 4043564.
Previous Monthly Rollups
The last few .NET Framework Monthly updates are listed below for your convenience:
- August 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup
- August 2017 Security and Quality Rollup
- July 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10
- July 2017 Quality Update for WPF
- July 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup
- July 2017 Security and Quality Rollup