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CVE-2012-0008 Detail

Current Description

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."

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html 'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Impact

Per: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-021 'An attacker could then place a specially crafted add-in in the path used by Visual Studio. When Visual Studio is started by an administrator, the specially crafted add-in would be loaded with the same privileges as the administrator.' 'The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.'

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://secunia.com/advisories/48396
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/52329
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1026792
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-073A.html US Government Resource
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2012/ms12-021
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/73537
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A15081

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio:2008:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio:2010:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio:2010:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-0008
NVD Published Date:
03/13/2012
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018