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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft Visio Viewer vulnerability could allow remote code execution

Report ID: MS201205003
Date Published: 9 May 2012

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2012


A vulnerability that affects Microsoft Visio could be exploited into allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has issued a security update for Microsoft Visio in order to resolve a remote code execution vulnerability found in the product. The vulnerability was caused by improper handling of memory when parsing specially crafted Visio files. An attacker could exploit this condition to execute arbitrary code and take control of an affected system.

The vulnerability has been resolved through the latest security update by introducing a modification on the way that Microsoft Visio Viewer validates data when parsing specially crafted files.

CVE Reference



Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-031)

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