Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (Nov 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 167246


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:

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit Heap Overflow vulnerbaility in Visual Studio to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-41119)

- An information disclosure vulnerability. Local clone optimization dereferences symbolic links by default and may cause an exposure of sensitive information to a malicious actor. (CVE-2022-39253)

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 15.9.51 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.11.21 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 17.0.16 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.2.10 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.4 for Visual Studio 2022

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 167246

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_nov_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/10/2022

Updated: 10/5/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41119


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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: 11/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-39253, CVE-2022-41119

IAVA: 2022-A-0480-S