Privilege escalation in Microsoft Visual Studio Code



Published: 2022-09-14
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-38020
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Visual Studio Code
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU67292

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-38020

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions in the Visual Studio Code. A remote user can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Visual Studio Code: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-38020

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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