This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of configuration files in Git for Visual Studio. A local user with ability to modify Git configuration files can execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Visual Studio: 2017, 2017 version 15.9, 2019 version 16.0, 2019 version 16.1, 2019 version 16.2CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.