Security Update for Visual Studio 2022 (Oct 2022) (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166329


The remote host has an application installed that is missing a security update.


The Microsoft Visual Studio Products installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update.
It is, therefore, affected by an escalation of privilege vulnerability. A local attacker can gain the privileges of the user running the Microsoft Visual Studio Application.

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


Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3.8 build 5 to address this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166329

File Name: macos_ms22_oct_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/20/2022

Updated: 10/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus 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: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/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