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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visio Viewer Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027042
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027042
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0018   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 8 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Viewer 2010, Viewer 2010 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Visio Viewer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Visio (VSD) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Luigi Auriemma reported this vulnerability via Verisign's iDefense Labs.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (32-bit Edition):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0d21d110-c787-49b6-8384-6eaf9da5a38f

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit Edition):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0d21d110-c787-49b6-8384-6eaf9da5a38f

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (64-bit Edition):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=331d8247-559c-4040-bdea-84cb6fd5dee2

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=331d8247-559c-4040-bdea-84cb6fd5dee2

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-031

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-031 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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