Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio Code Spring Boot Tools Extension (CVE-2022-31691)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 180280


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


The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Spring Boot Tools Extension is version 1.39.0 or below. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. The extension uses the Snakeyaml library for YAML editing support. This library allows for some special syntax in the YAML that under certain circumstances allows for potentially harmful remote code execution by the attacker.

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


Update the Microsoft Visual Studio Code Spring Boot Tools Extension to version 1.40.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 180280

File Name: microsoft_visual_studio_code_spring_boot_1_40_0.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/30/2023

Updated: 8/31/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-31691


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio_code

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-31691