MS12-061 - Vulnerability in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2719584)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS12-061 - Vulnerability in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2719584)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level low
Solution MS12-061
Vendor description This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicks a specially crafted link in an email message or browses to a webpage that is used to exploit the vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to perform these actions. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit a website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes them to the attacker's website.
SophosLabs comments The vulnerability is in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server's parsing of XSS. Given this is a specialized software development tool, the impact to the general customers is very small which is why SophosLabs rates this as Low.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date Discovery date unknown
Affected software Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • September 11th, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
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