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Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2024-38081 | .NET Denial of Service Vulnerability

Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2024-38081 | .NET Denial of Service Vulnerability

Executive summary

Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to provide information about a vulnerability in .NET 6.0 . This advisory also provides guidance on what developers can do to update their applications to remove this vulnerability.

A Vulnerability exist in Visual Studio installer on Windows OS where an unprivileged user is allowed to manipulate the Visual Studio installation resulting in elevation of privilege.


Announcement for this issue can be found at

Mitigation factors

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability.

Affected software

Affected Packages

The vulnerability affects any Microsoft .NET Core project if it uses any of affected packages versions listed below

.NET 6

Package name Affected version Patched version
Microsoft.IO.Redist >=4.6.0-preview.18571.3, <=6.0.0 6.0.1

Advisory FAQ

How do I know if I am affected?

If you have a runtime or SDK with a version listed, or an affected package listed in affected software or affected packages, you're exposed to the vulnerability.

How do I fix the issue?

.NET Core SDK (reflecting any global.json):

 Version:   8.0.200
 Commit:    8473146e7d

Runtime Environment:

 OS Name:     Windows
 OS Version:  10.0.18363
 OS Platform: Windows
 RID:         win10-x64
 Base Path:   C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\6.0.300\

Host (useful for support):

  Version: 8.0.3
  Commit:  8473146e7d

.NET Core SDKs installed:

  8.0.200 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk]

.NET Core runtimes installed:

  Microsoft.AspAspNetCore.App 8.0.3 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.AspAspNetCore.App]
  Microsoft.AspNetCore.App 8.0.3 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.AspNetCore.App]
  Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App 8.0.3 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App]

To install additional .NET Core runtimes or SDKs:

.NET 6.0 updates are also available from Microsoft Update. To access this either type "Check for updates" in your Windows search, or open Settings, choose Update & Security and then click Check for Updates.

Once you have installed the updated runtime or SDK, restart your apps for the update to take effect.

Additionally, if you've deployed self-contained applications targeting any of the impacted versions, these applications are also vulnerable and must be recompiled and redeployed.

Other Information

Reporting Security Issues

If you have found a potential security issue in .NET 8.0 or .NET 7.0 or .NET 6.0, please email details to [email protected]. Reports may qualify for the Microsoft .NET Core & .NET 5 Bounty. Details of the Microsoft .NET Bounty Program including terms and conditions are at


You can ask questions about this issue on GitHub in the .NET GitHub organization. The main repos are located at and The Announcements repo ( will contain this bulletin as an issue and will include a link to a discussion issue. You can ask questions in the linked discussion issue.


The information provided in this advisory is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

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V1.0 (July 09, 2024): Advisory published.

Version 1.0

Last Updated 2024-07-09

Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: High
Classification: General
Published: 5 days ago
Updated: 5 days ago

CVSS Score: 7.3
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Identifiers: GHSA-hq7w-xv5x-g34j, CVE-2024-38081
References: Repository:
Blast Radius: 1.0

Affected Packages

Dependent packages: 22
Dependent repositories: 0
Downloads: 2,663,601 total
Affected Version Ranges: >= 4.6.0-preview.18571.3, <= 6.0.0
Fixed in: 6.0.1
All affected versions: 4.6.0, 4.7.0, 4.7.1, 5.0.0, 6.0.0
All unaffected versions: 6.0.1