|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|Public exploit||Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.|
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers
This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code when they load software dependencies. A local user can plant malicious content on an affected computer and wait for another user to launch Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code, leading to privilege escalation.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Visual Studio: 2017 version 15.9 - 2019 version 16.6
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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.