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Patch Management / Patch Tuesday / Windows 7 / Windows Server

.NET Framework Update Issue Suggested Workaround is to Allow Remote Code Execution

Among the patches Microsoft is delivering to supported Windows platforms this month, there’s one specific to the .NET Framework 3.5.1 for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. This particular update has a known issue:

Some Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) applications may experience errors caused by using unsecured remote connections. Applications may return an error that has the following message: Get-WmiObject : The method or operation is not implemented.

Microsoft’s workaround?

…temporarily disable the secure mode from this update…Warning: Enabling this registry entry could allow security vulnerabilities including Remote Code Execution.

Full details along with the registry modification here: Description of the Security and Quality Rollup for the .NET Framework 3.5.1 for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1: April 11, 2017

<conspiracy hat on>Is anyone getting the feeling that Microsoft is intentionally trying to make managing Windows 7 PCs difficult enough that customers pull the trigger and upgrade to Windows 10?</conspiracy hat off>


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