Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio Code (February 2019)

High Nessus Plugin ID 122255


The remote host has an application installed that is missing a security update.


The version of Microsoft Visual Studio Code installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 1.31.1. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability that exists due to how environment variables are processed. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.31.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122255

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_feb_visual_studio_code.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2019/02/15

Updated: 2019/10/31

Dependencies: 122256

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-0728

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio_code

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio Code, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-0728

BID: 106913

IAVA: 2019-A-0055