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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visual Studio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio Source Markup Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041253
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041253
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8172   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP1, 2012 Update 5, 2013 Update 5, 2015 Update 3, 2017, 2017 Version 15.8 Preview, 2017 Version 15.7.5; Expression Blend 4 SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Visual Studio. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted project or resource file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an error in validating the source markup of a file for an unbuilt project and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Soroush Dalili of NCC Group reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8172

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8172 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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