Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (August 2021)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 152423

Synopsis

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update.

Description

The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing a security update. They are, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the affected component to deny system or application services. (CVE-2021-26423)

- An information disclosure vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to disclose potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2021-34485, CVE-2021-34532)

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:
- Update 15.9.38 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.4.25 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.7.18 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.9.10 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.11.0 for Visual Studio 2019

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e9b6ca5e

http://www.nessus.org/u?1cd425f6

http://www.nessus.org/u?4e273a4b

http://www.nessus.org/u?9008811d

http://www.nessus.org/u?03d9aa82

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 152423

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_aug_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/10/2021

Updated: 9/16/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-34532

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-26423, CVE-2021-34485, CVE-2021-34532

IAVA: 2021-A-0380-S