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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-0008

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, 2010, and 2010 SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse add-in in an unspecified directory, aka "Visual Studio Add-In Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2012-03-13 Last Update Date : 2018-01-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Visual Studio Add-In Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15081 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-0008

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Visual Studio 3

- References For CVE-2012-0008
XF ms-visual-studio-priv-esc(73537)
CERT TA12-073A
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-021 MS12-021 - Important : Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2651019) - Version: 1.0 Severity Rating: Important Revision Note: V1.0 (March 13, 2012): Bulletin published. Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Visual Studio. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker places a specially crafted add-in in the path used by Visual Studio and convinces a user with higher privileges to start Visual Studio. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.Release Date:2012-03-13
BID 52329 Microsoft Visual Studio Add-In Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2012-03-13
SECTRACK 1026792

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-0008

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