Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (April 2018)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109029


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update.


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Visual Studio improperly discloses limited contents of uninitialized memory while compiling program database (PDB) files. An attacker who took advantage of this information disclosure could view uninitialized memory from the Visual Studio instance used to compile the PDB file. To take advantage of the vulnerability, an attacker would require access to an affected PDB file created using a vulnerable version of Visual Studio. An attacker would have no way to force a developer to produce this information disclosure. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how PDB files are generated when a project is compiled.


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109029

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_apr_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/04/13

Modified: 2018/12/13

Dependencies: 88700

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1037

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1037

BID: 103715

MSKB: 4089501, 4091346, 4087371, 4089283

MSFT: MS18-4089501, MS18-4091346, MS18-4087371, MS18-4089283