Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (December 2018)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119611


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 elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service improperly impersonates certain file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain elevated privileges. An attacker with unprivileged access to a vulnerable system could exploit this vulnerability. The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service properly impersonates file operations.


Microsoft has released KB4469516 to address this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119611

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_dec_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/12/13

Updated: 2019/03/27

Dependencies: 88700, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8599

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible, installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8599

MSKB: 4469516

MSFT: MS18-4469516