Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio Code Maven Extension (August 2020)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139483

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote host has an application installed that is missing a security update.


An input-validation flaw exists in Visual Studio Code Maven Extension related to processing environment variables after opening a project that allows remote code execution. An attacker can convince a user to clone a specified repository and to open it in Visual Studio Code leading to code execution.

The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way the Visual Studio Code Maven Extension handles environment variables.


Please see Microsoft security advisory for patch-information

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139483

File Name: microsoft_visual_studio_code_ms20_august.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2020/08/11

Updated: 2020/09/11

Dependencies: 136618

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-0604

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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_code

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0604

IAVA: 2020-A-0366-S