Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (March 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 147749


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:

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2021-21300)


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
- Update 15.9.34 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.7.13 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.8.7 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.9.1 for Visual Studio 2019

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147749

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_mar_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/12/2021

Updated: 8/30/2021

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-21300


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/9/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Git LFS Clone Command Exec)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-21300

IAVA: 2021-A-0133-S