Privilege escalation in Visual Studio

Published: 2018-12-11 22:52:50 | Updated: 2018-12-23
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8599
CVSSv3 8.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Visual Studio
Vulnerable software versions Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Privilege escalation

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges.

The weakness exists due to an error when the Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service improperly impersonates certain file operations. A remote attacker can gain elevated privileges.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8599

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