Security Update for Visual Studio 2019 (June 2021) (macOS)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 150988


The remote host has an application installed that is affected by DoS vulnerability.


The Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 runtime installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. When a .NET application utilizing libgdiplus on a non-Windows system accepts input, an attacker could send a specially crafted request that could result in application crashes.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version


Upgrade to Visual Studio 2019 version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 150988

File Name: macosx_ms21_jun_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 6/24/2021

Updated: 12/12/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-31957


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Visual Studio, Host/MacOSX/Version, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-31957

IAVA: 2021-A-0278-S