Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Visual Studio Information Disclosure Vulnerability


An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Visual Studio improperly parses XML input in certain settings files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read arbitrary files via an XML external entity (XXE) declaration. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker could create specially crafted XML data and convince an authenticated user to open the file. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Visual Studio parses XML input.

Affected Products

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 5,Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 5,Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1,Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3