Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (April 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159733


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2022-24513, CVE-2022-24765, CVE-2021-43877)

- A DLL hijacking vulnerability. An authenticated attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-24767)

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


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
- Update 15.9.46 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.7.27 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.9.19 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.11.12 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 17.0.8 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.1.4 for Visual Studio 2022

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159733

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_apr_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/14/2022

Updated: 5/17/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-24767


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible, installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43877, CVE-2022-24513, CVE-2022-24765, CVE-2022-24767

IAVA: 2022-A-0142-S