Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (July 2019)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 126604
SynopsisThe Microsoft Visual Studio Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:
- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Visual Studio improperly parses XML input in certain settings files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read arbitrary files via an XML external entity (XXE) declaration. (CVE-2019-1079)
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in .NET software when the software fails to check the source markup of a file. 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. (CVE-2019-1113)
- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Visual Studio updater service improperly handles file permissions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability overwrite arbitrary files with XML content in the security context of the local system. (CVE-2019-1077)
SolutionMicrosoft has released the following security updates to address this issue: