Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (July 2019)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126604

Synopsis

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

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)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4506161
-KB4506162
-KB4506163
-KB4506164

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0160558d

http://www.nessus.org/u?8979a8ff

http://www.nessus.org/u?9d195815

http://www.nessus.org/u?e0583a4c

http://www.nessus.org/u?04ba0c0e

http://www.nessus.org/u?d6fee2f9

http://www.nessus.org/u?fe31e5ea

http://www.nessus.org/u?e30ad270

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126604

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_jul_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2019/07/11

Updated: 2019/08/20

Dependencies: 57033, 88700

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1113

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

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

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