Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Maven Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-28472)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-1837
Date Published: 11 Sep 2023
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 11 September, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-28472
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Visual Studio Code Maven prior to 0.29.0
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Visual Studio Code Maven. 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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Visual Studio Code Maven Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-28472) 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Visual Studio Code Maven Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-28472)

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