Executive Summary

Name CVE-2020-16874 First vendor Publication 2020-09-11
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2023-12-31

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 7.8
Base Score 7.8 Environmental Score 7.8
impact SubScore 5.9 Temporal Score 7.8
Exploitabality Sub Score 1.8
Attack Vector Local Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Visual Studio when it improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the 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.

To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to convince a user to open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Visual Studio.

The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Visual Studio handles objects in memory.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-16874

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 3
Application 8
Application 12

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
N/A https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1...

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Date Informations
2024-01-01 00:27:40
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2021-08-13 01:40:40
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2021-08-05 01:37:39
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2021-07-21 17:23:27
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2021-06-29 01:38:09
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2021-05-19 01:35:04
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2021-05-05 01:38:52
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2021-05-04 13:50:04
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2021-04-22 03:01:41
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2021-04-01 01:33:01
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2021-03-27 01:33:42
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2020-09-17 17:24:32
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2020-09-11 21:23:10
  • First insertion