Security Updates for Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps Server (July 2020)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 138472
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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The Microsoft Team Foundation Server is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.


The Microsoft Team Foundation Server or Azure DevOps Server is missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to not properly sanitizing user-provided input. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by sending a specially-crafted payload to the TFS or Azure DevOps server, which will get executed in the context of the user every time a user visits the compromised page.


Microsoft has released the following updates to address these issues:
- Team Foundation Server 2018 Update 3.2 with patch 12
- Azure DevOps Server 2019 Update 0.1 with patch 7
- Azure DevOps Server 2019 Update 1.1 with patch 4

Please refer to the vendor guidance to determine the version and patch to apply.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138472

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_jul_team_foundation_server.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/14/2020

Updated: 3/11/2021

Dependencies: microsoft_team_foundation_server_installed.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1326


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:azure_devops_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio_team_foundation_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1326