Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')
A denial of service vulnerability exists when the Visual Studio Extension Installer Service improperly handles hard links, aka 'Visual Studio Extension Installer Service Denial of Service Vulnerability'.
CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access
'Improper link resolution before file access' occurs when software accesses a file resource but fails to verify that the file isn't a link or shortcut to another file. An attacker can potentially gain access to arbitrary files and from there the impact can vary, depending on the application, from sensitive data exposure to remote code execution.