How to remove old GDI+ versions from WinSxS folder

AlbertG 1 Reputation point

We have a security product scanning our servers and it has reported that there are old versions of GDI+ on our servers. These are in the Windows\WinSxS.

The vulnerability is CVE-2019-0618.

I think the newest version is on the server (that does not have the vulnerability) but I am thinking that the old versions are in this folder and that is what is raising the security alert.

Is there a way to remove the old versions from this folder safely?


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Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Limitless Technology 43,216 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having query\issues related to WinSxS and GDI+ vulnerability.

    I think you should apply update KB4487044 which are mentioned in this article as Manual cleanup of WinSxS folder is not recommended.

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