Microsoft Visio vulnerability could allow information disclosure
Report ID: MS201305008
Date Published: 15 May 2013
Compromise Type: information-disclosure
Compromise From: remote
Microsoft Visio 2003
Microsoft Visio 2007
Microsoft Visio 2010
A vulnerability in Microsoft Visio could lead to information disclosure, where an attacker could be able to read private data from files on a system.
Microsoft has issued a security update to address an information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft Visio, which was caused by improper handling of XML external entities. Upon successful exploitation, an attacker could be able to read private data which may be used to further compromised the system.
This issue has been resolved through the latest update by correcting the way of resolving external entities within a file. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-044)
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