Check Point Advisories

Workaround for Multiple Microsoft Visio Vulnerabilities (MS08-019)

Check Point Reference: SBP-2008-05
Date Published: 8 Apr 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 01 January, 2008
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-019
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-1089
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Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office XP SP3
Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
2007 Microsoft Office System
2007 Microsoft Office System SP1
Vulnerability Description Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Visio. Microsoft Visio is a diagram creation software for Microsoft Windows. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities via a specially crafted Visio file. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-019
Vulnerability DetailsCVE-2008-1089: The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Visio that fails to properly validate object header data when opening Visio files.
CVE-2008-1090: The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Visio that fails to properly validate memory allocations when loading specially crafted Visio files from disk into memory.

A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by convincing the victim to open a specially crafted Visio file (.VSD, VSS, or .VST). Successful exploitation of these issues allows execution of arbitrary code once a malformed Visio file is being loaded on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

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