Check Point Advisories

Workaround for Microsoft Office Visio Malformed File Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS09-005)

Check Point Reference: SBP-2009-02
Date Published: 10 Feb 2009
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 01 January, 2009
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-005
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-0095
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Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office Visio 2002 SP2
Microsoft Office Visio 2003 SP3
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 SP1
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Viewer
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Viewer 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 MS09-005
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerabilities are due to memory corruption and validation errors Microsoft Visio when parsing a crafted document. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by convincing the victim to open a specially crafted Visio file. 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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