Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (December 2020)

high Nessus Plugin ID 143573


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update.


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability:

- An unspecified remote code execution vulnerability exists in Visual Studio. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2020-17156)


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
- Update 15.9.30 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.0.21 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.4.16 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.7.9 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.8.3 for Visual Studio 2019

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 143573

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_dec_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/8/2020

Updated: 6/27/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-17156


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-17156

IAVA: 2020-A-0553