Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (Oct 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166116


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products are affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Visual Studio application installed on the host. A local attacker can gain the privileges of the user running the Microsoft Visual Studio application.

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 16.9.26 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 16.11.20 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 17.0.15 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.2.9 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.3.6 for Visual Studio 2022

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166116

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_oct_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/14/2022

Updated: 10/9/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41032


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41032

IAVA: 2022-A-0413-S