Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (July 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111042


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing security
updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Visual
Studio software when the software does not check the
source markup of a file for an unbuilt project. An
attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability
could run arbitrary code in the context of the current
user. If the current user is logged on with
administrative user rights, an attacker could take
control of the affected system. An attacker could then
install programs; view, change, or delete data; or
create new accounts with full user rights.

- A Security Feature Bypass vulnerability exists in
ASP.NET when the number of incorrect login attempts is
not validated. An attacker who successfully exploited
this vulnerability could try an infinite number of
authentication attempts. The update addresses the
vulnerability by validating the number of incorrect
login attempts. (CVE-2018-8171)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111042

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_jul_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/07/12

Modified: 2018/09/19

Dependencies: 88700

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Generated from microsoft security updates api.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8171, CVE-2018-8172

BID: 104616, 104659

MSKB: 4336946, 4336986, 4336999, 4336919, 4339279

MSFT: MS18-4336946, MS18-4336986, MS18-4336999, MS18-4336919, MS18-4339279