Date: 15 August 2012
Click here for printable version
Click here for PGP verifiable version
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code
15 August 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Visio
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1888
- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-059 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2733918)
Published Date: August 14, 2012
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft
Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a
specially crafted Visio file. An attacker who successfully exploited this
vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose
accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less
impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft
Visio 2010 and Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010. For more information, see the
subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit Edition)
Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
Visio DXF File Format Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2012-1888
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code as the current user. If
the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker
could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then
install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with
full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user
rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with
administrative user rights.
- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.
NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.
NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.
Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Internet Email: email@example.com
Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031
Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
On call after hours for member emergencies only.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----