Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-27084)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-1282
Date Published: 20 Sep 2022
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 28 February, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-27084
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Visual Studio Code. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Visual Studio Code Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-27084) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Visual Studio Code Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-27084)

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