Remote code execution in Microsoft Visual Studio Code Remote Development Extension



Published: 2020-12-08 | Updated: 2021-09-28
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-17148
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Visual Studio Code Remote - SSH Extension
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Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU48884

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-17148

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in Visual Studio Code Remote Development Extension. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Visual Studio Code Remote - SSH Extension: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-17148

Q & A

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.



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