Remote code execution in Visual Studio Code Python Extension



Published: 2021-03-17
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-17163
CWE-ID CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Visual Studio Code Python Extension
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Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU51515

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-17163

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Visual Studio Code Python Extension: 2020.1.57204 - 2021.2.636928669


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-17163

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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