Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (July 2019)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 126604


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:

- 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)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 126604

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_jul_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2019/07/11

Updated: 2019/10/18

Dependencies: 88700, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1113

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1077, CVE-2019-1079, CVE-2019-1113

BID: 108931, 108977

MSKB: 4506161, 4506162, 4506163, 4506164

MSFT: MS19-4506161, MS19-4506162, MS19-4506163, MS19-4506164

IAVA: 2019-A-0225