Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (December 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156194

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 following vulnerability:

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges.
(CVE-2021-43877)

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 16.7.23 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.9.15 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.11.8 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 17.0.3 for Visual Studio 2022

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?bd31d474

http://www.nessus.org/u?d1e6931a

http://www.nessus.org/u?9913a470

http://www.nessus.org/u?014d202d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156194

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_dec_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/20/2021

Updated: 4/27/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43877

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: installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43877

IAVA: 2021-A-0580-S