This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to the application loads DLL libraries in an insecure manner in Visual Studio C++ Redistributable Installer. A remote attacker can place a specially crafted .dll file on a remote SMB fileshare, trick the victim into opening a file, associated with the vulnerable application, and execute arbitrary code on victim's system.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Visual Studio: 2017 version 15.9CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.