MS12-021: Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2651019)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a development application that is
affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Microsoft Visual Studio does not properly
validate add-ins in the path before loading them into the application.

An attacker can elevate his privileges by placing a specially crafted
add-in in the path used by Visual Studio and convincing a user with
higher privileges to start Visual Studio.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Visual Studio
2008 SP1, 2010, and 2010 SP1.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 58333 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52329

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0008

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