Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (November 2019)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 130969


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update.


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.


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

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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


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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


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