Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.9/2019 16.0/2019 16.3 Archive privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.9/2019 16.0/2019 16.3 (Programming Tool Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown functionality of the component Archive Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Visual Studio fails to properly validate hardlinks while extracting archived files, aka 'Visual Studio Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'.

The weakness was published 11/12/2019 as confirmed security update guide (Website). The advisory is shared at portal.msrc.microsoft.com. The public release has been coordinated with Microsoft. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-1425. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue. The advisory points out:

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Visual Studio fails to properly validate hardlinks while extracting archived files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could overwrite arbitrary files in the security context of the local system.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at VDB-177783, VDB-179813, VDB-182448 and VDB-190215.

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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
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11/26/2018 🔍
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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: portal.msrc.microsoft.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2019-1425 (🔍)
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Created: 11/13/2019 08:33 AM
Updated: 02/13/2024 07:02 AM
Changes: 11/13/2019 08:33 AM (43), 11/13/2019 08:38 AM (17), 02/13/2024 07:02 AM (4)
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