Security Updates for Microsoft Visual Studio Products (February 2023)

high Nessus Plugin ID 171443


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 this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2023-21808, CVE-2023-21815, CVE-2023-23381)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges.

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the affected component to deny system or application services. (CVE-2023-21567)

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 15.9.52 for Visual Studio 2017
- Update 16.11.24 for Visual Studio 2019
- Update 17.0.19 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.2.13 for Visual Studio 2022
- Update 17.4.5 for Visual Studio 2022

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171443

File Name: smb_nt_ms23_feb_visual_studio.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/14/2023

Updated: 4/8/2024

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-2023-21808


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-23381

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: 2/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-21566, CVE-2023-21567, CVE-2023-21808, CVE-2023-21815, CVE-2023-23381

IAVA: 2023-A-0088-S