Date Discovered June 12, 2007
Description Microsoft Visio is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because it fails to adequately validate user-supplied data.
Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application. Failed attempts will result in denial-of-service conditions.
- Microsoft Visio 2002
- Microsoft Visio 2002 SP1
- Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2
- Microsoft Visio 2003
- Microsoft Visio 2003 SP1
- Microsoft Visio 2003 SP2
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Microsoft has released advisory MS07-030 as well as fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for more information.
Credits The vendor disclosed this issue.
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