Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (April 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 148552

Synopsis

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update.

Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the multiple vulnerabilities, including the following:

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Microsoft Visual Studio's installer component. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this, to escalate privileges on an affected system (CVE-2021-27064).

- Several privilege escalation vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Visual Studio's diagnostic hub standard collector service component. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit these, to escalate privileges on an affected system (CVE-2021-28313, CVE-2021-28321, CVE-2021-28322).

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
- KB5001292 (for Visual Studio 2015)
- Update 15.9.35 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.4.21 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.7.14 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.9.4 for Visual Studio 2019

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?65973f66

http://www.nessus.org/u?9a4be15a

http://www.nessus.org/u?4025edb6

http://www.nessus.org/u?274ed228

http://www.nessus.org/u?9691e1b1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148552

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_apr_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/14/2021

Updated: 6/3/2021

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-28322

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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: 4/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27064, CVE-2021-28313, CVE-2021-28321, CVE-2021-28322

MSKB: 5001292

MSFT: MS21-5001292

IAVA: 2021-A-0169-S