.NET 7 has been updated to version 7.0.1. This is a security update that includes several improvements to the existing .NET and addresses a remote code execution security vulnerability.
.NET 7.0.1 has been tested with the latest preview version of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4. Moreover, .NET 6.0.12 and 3.1.32 have also been released for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.
Microsoft continuously improves .NET versions by releasing a newer, improved version each month.
Continue down below to learn about .NET 7.0.1 and install SDKs, Runtimes. and ASP .NET Cores.
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What’s New in .NET 7.0.1
There are a plethora of new improvements and fixes in .NET 7.0.1 over its predecessor. Microsoft has mainly focused on the following areas with this release:
Microsoft has released the security advisory CVE-2022-41089 which is a .NET remote code execution vulnerability.
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in .NET Core 3.1, .NET 6.0, and .NET 7.0, where a malicious actor could cause a user to run arbitrary code as a result of parsing maliciously crafted XPS files.
This advisory also guides what developers can do to update their applications to remove this vulnerability
To read more about the different improvements, click on the links given above to be redirected to the original Microsoft announcement.
Download .NET 7.0.1
Use the direct download links below to download the .NET 7.0.1 Runtime, SDKs, and ASP.NET Core matching your operating system and architecture.
More download and install options here.
Install .NET 7.0.1
You can begin by downloading the right .NET version for you from the links above and then run it to begin the installation process. Here is how:
Once you have installed the newer .NET version, all your applications will run using the new build as the previous version will be replaced.
Run the installation package by double-clicking it (in the case of macOS and Windows), and then clicking Install on the installation wizard.
The installation will now begin. It does not take much time nor does it require a restart. Click Close once it has been installed successfully.
You have now installed the .NET. You may check which .NET version is running by typing in the following command in Command Prompt:
wmic product get description | findstr /C:.NET
How to Remove/Uninstall .NET
If you wish to remove a .NET version from your computer, you can simply uninstall it like any other regular application. Here are the steps to following:
Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.
Here, search for the .NET component that you want to remove, right-click it, and then click Uninstall from the context menu.
The installation wizard will now launch. Click Uninstall again.
.NET will now be removed from your PC. When done, click Close.
If you are a developer, then we would recommend that you upgrade to .NET 7.0.1 since it has many new features and fixes. It gives you more flexibility over your code with faster and more efficient coding; achieving more with less scripting.
More importantly, this .NET release addresses a remote code execution vulnerability that needs to be fixed immediately to prevent unauthorized backdoor access and code manipulation.
.NET 7 Release History
|Complete Version||Release Date||Significant Improvements||Announcement|
|7.0.2||10-01-23||-Repository updates and other non-security fixes||Microsoft announces .NET 7.0.2|
|7.0.1||13-12-22||-Patch for CVE-2022-41089; remote code execution vulnerability|
-Repository updates and other fixes
|Microsoft announces .NET 7.0.1|
-Native ARM64 support
-C# 11 and F# 7
|Microsoft announces .NET 7.0.0|