Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (November 2019)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 130969

Synopsis

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update.

Description

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 Visual Studio fails to properly validate hardlinks while extracting archived files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could overwrite arbitrary files in the security context of the local system.
(CVE-2019-1425)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
- Update 15.9.17 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.0.9 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.3.9 for Visual Studio 2019

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6bd0a136

http://www.nessus.org/u?58af435b

http://www.nessus.org/u?8e2a619a

http://www.nessus.org/u?7bc6bee7

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 130969

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_nov_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/13/2019

Updated: 6/27/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1425

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 11/12/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1425