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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visio Memory Corruption Error in Processing Visio Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025043
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0092, CVE-2011-0093   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 9 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2002 SP2, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were 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 memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Procyun via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative reported one vulnerability. Xin Ouyang of Palo Alto Networks reported both vulnerabilities.

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 2002 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Visio 2003 Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Visio 2007 Service Pack 2:

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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