Beware of Denial of Service Attacks on .NET Core and Visual Studio

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.5

The security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in .NET Core and Visual Studio that could allow remote attackers to cause denial of service (DoS) attacks.

.NET Core and Visual Studio are development platforms created by Microsoft that allow developers to build web, mobile and desktop applications using .NET. The vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-20672 has a CVSS score of 7.5 out of 10, which means it can be exploited remotely without authentication.

Attackers can craft specially crafted requests that cause the affected services to consume significant resources or crash, preventing legitimate users from accessing the services. This type of attack is known as denial of service attack.

If you are a .NET Core or Visual Studio developer, you should make sure to update to the latest versions which include patches for this vulnerability. Regularly updating your software is one of the best ways to protect yourself against security issues. You should also monitor your services for any unusual traffic that could indicate an active attack.

Staying on top of the latest updates and patches is critical to avoid falling victim to denial of service attacks on platforms like .NET Core and Visual Studio. So check your software versions and update them promptly to keep your projects and data secure.