Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (January 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 144977

Synopsis

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges.
(CVE-2021-1651, CVE-2021-1680)

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the affected component to deny system or application services. (CVE-2021-1723)

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2020-26870)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
- Install KB4584787 for Visual Studio 2015
- Update 15.9.31 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.0.22 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.4.17 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.7.10 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.8.4 for Visual Studio 2019

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?459d683d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144977

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_jan_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/14/2021

Updated: 6/27/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1651

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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: 1/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-26870, CVE-2021-1651, CVE-2021-1680, CVE-2021-1723

MSKB: 4584787

MSFT: MS21-4584787

IAVA: 2021-A-0021