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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visio Buffer Overflow in Processing DXF Format Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027394
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027394
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1888   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP1, Visio Viewer 2010 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Visio. 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 file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Alexander Gavrun (via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

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 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a015953a-4a50-4bf2-ab5e-b15fd640efe5

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5a69b628-c73e-44ba-b4a6-22ba4228340e

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=62e87f7b-f48e-43a7-86d7-cbb8f0603ea3

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3889e1b3-69b2-4a8f-a0d9-de8c7dc6f5ec

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-059

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-059 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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