Date Discovered April 8, 2008
Description Microsoft Visio is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because it fails to adequately handle user-supplied data.
Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.
- Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2
- Microsoft Visio 2003 SP2
- Microsoft Visio 2003 SP3
- Microsoft Visio 2007
- Microsoft Visio 2007 SP1
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 are provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Microsoft released an advisory and fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for more information.
Credits An anonymous researcher
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