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     Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
                               14 March 2012


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
                   Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0008  

Original Bulletin: 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-021 - Important

Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2651019)

   Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

   Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive 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.

   This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of
   Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. For more
   information, see the subsection, Affected Software, in this section.

Affected Software
   Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
   Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
   Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

Vulnerability Information

Visual Studio Add-In Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0008

   An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Visual Studio due to
   the insecure loading of add-ins from within Visual Studio. An attacker
   who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code
   with elevated privileges. An attacker could then install programs;
   view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user

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