Microsoft will retire old versions of Microsoft “.NET Framework”
Microsoft will retire old versions of Microsoft “.NET Framework”.
Several Microsoft .NET Framework versions are reaching their end of support, which means that Microsoft will no longer provide any new software updates and security fixes.
End of support is a critical event from a security standpoint, as unsupported products will not receive any more patches.
In other words, if a vulnerability is found in such software, it will remain unfixed, leaving all devices running it exposed to possible attacks.
Microsoft has warned that .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1 will reach their end of support as soon as this month, and users are apparently being told to update to the new version as soon as possible.
“On April 26, 2022, .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1 will reach their end of support, after this date, Microsoft will no longer provide updates including security fixes and technical support for these versions. Any other . NET Framework versions are unchanged.
If you are using .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6 or 4.6.1, you will need to upgrade to a later version to maintain support,” the company explained.
Microsoft explained that such a change was necessary because it is now focusing on newer digital certificates, and these older versions use SHA-1, which is clearly behind the times.
“If you are currently using the .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6 or 4.6.1 runtime, you will need to update your deployed runtime to a newer version – at least .NET – by April 26, 2022 Framework 4.6.2 in order to continue to receive updates and technical support.
In fact, users and developers do not need to update or recompile applications according to .NET Framework 4.6.2, Jamshed Damkewala, .NET Principal Engineering Manager, said in an article. .
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 will not be affected by this deadline, as this older version will continue to be supported on the original schedule.