SCOM 2016 web console hot fix released

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Security hotfix for SCOM 2016 web console released before your information is stolen

SCOM 2016 web console hot fix

Security teams may be contacting you for CVE-2020-1331 vulnerability on the 2016 web console.  In my example, the Tenable scanner listed ALL SCOM management group servers – under SCOM2016/2019).

NOTE KB does not install on server, so does not show up under ‘Installed Updates’




HotFix DLL comes with a readme to replace the DLL for the SCOM 2016 WebConsole role

If you don’t already know this, the roles each get their own directory on your SCOM server

Security scanners run scripts to help validate if system is vulnerable.  It is possible that the scanner is just looking for some string for the install of SCOM, NOT the actual role that is vulnerable.


SCOM 2016 typically installs @ (‘\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016’)

SCOM 2019 typically installs @ (‘\Program Files\Microsoft System Center’)



Identify SCOM roles

Open PowerShell window to identify roles

cd “D:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Manager”



Resolve Web Console vulnerability

High level steps

Download the KB here

Execute KB

Copy dll and readme file

Backup DLL and replace

Reboot server

Contact Security Team to re-scan server


Mitigate vulnerability

Download the KB here

Extract downloaded the KB

Click Run to extract, and list extraction path

Click Run for Security Warning pop-up
Click Run for Security Warning pop-up

Copy Windows Explorer Path you want to extract to, and paste in the path


S:\MonAdmin\MSDN images\SCOM\2016\WebConsole HotFix

Enter path to extract Hot Fix
Extract Hot Fix


Copy current DLL & replace with hotfix DLL

Open PowerShell window (as admin)

# Backup DLL

# Change Drive letter if you hopefully installed SCOM on D: drive (non-system drive)

copy “C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Manager\WebConsole\MonitoringView\bin\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.MonitoringViews.dll”  “C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Manager\WebConsole\MonitoringView\bin\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.MonitoringViews-old.dll”

# Replace DLL

copy “C:\MonAdmin\Microsoft*.dll” “C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Mana


# Verify

cd “D:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Manager\WebConsole\MonitoringView \bin”

gci Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Operations*.dll


Sample screenshot from Windows Explorer view of Bin directory for replaced DLL – Same size, only timestamp changes July Page 4

Windows Explorer window showing DLL's
Windows Explorer window showing DLL’s

Reboot server


Test WebConsole functionality

Verify from SCOM Console > Administration Tab > Settings > Web

Find Console URL
Find Console URL




Contact Security Team to re-scan SCOM asset(s)






Microsoft Support article

Tenable forum post


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