Try to enforce using a specific .NET package version, but some earlier version is still visible in dependency tree

Marek Forys 0 Reputation points
2023-07-11T14:27:42.8566667+00:00

Mend software found some vulnerable package which is used by our application in a transitive way (by another one that is used directly).
I try to enforce to use it by adding a line in Directory.Packages.props file
<PackageVersion Include="Newtonsoft.Json" Version="13.0.3" />
but the old, vulnerable package is still visible in some packages.lock.json files

"dependencies": {
          "Azure.Core": "1.19.0",
          "Microsoft.Bcl.AsyncInterfaces": "1.0.0",
          "Microsoft.Bcl.HashCode": "1.1.0",
          "Newtonsoft.Json": "10.0.2",

How to get rid of it?

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 23,576 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-07-12T10:27:54.0766667+00:00

    Hi @Marek Forys

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A! 

    Please open your project file and check if the <PackageReference /> items is declared without Version attributes.

    <PackageReference Include="Newtonsoft.Json" />
    

    And go to Directory.Packages.props file and check if you have set the ManagePackageVersionsCentrally property to true.

    <Project>
      <PropertyGroup>
        <ManagePackageVersionsCentrally>true</ManagePackageVersionsCentrally>
      </PropertyGroup>
      <ItemGroup>
        <PackageVersion Include="Newtonsoft.Json" Version="13.0.3" />
      </ItemGroup>
    </Project>
    
    

    You can restore packages and rebuild your solution. 

    Sincerely,

    Anna


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