Microsoft Visual Studio CVE-2018-1037 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

April 10, 2018

Description

Microsoft Visual Studio is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 5
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 5
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.6.6
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
When possible, run all software as a user with minimal privileges and limited access to system resources. Use additional precautions such as restrictive environments to insulate software that may potentially handle malicious content.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero


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