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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2019-1354 Git for Visual Studio Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Microsoft Visual Studio Critical 11-12-2019

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Git for Visual Studio improperly sanitizes input. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.


Detailed Information on the risk:
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first need to convince the user to clone a malicious repo.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Git for Visual Studio validates command-line input.

Further information on this vulnerability is available at : CVE-2019-1354

Affected Software

Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 version 16.4 (includes 16.0 - 16.3)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 (includes 15.1 - 15.8)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 version 15.0
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 version 16.0