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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-019 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949032) Microsoft Office Critical 09-04-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Visio validates memory allocations when loading specially-crafted .DXF files from disk into memory. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a malformed file which could be included as an e-mail attachment, or hosted on a specially crafted or compromised Web site.
Detailed Information on the risk:
If a user were logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an 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 affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-019

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 (Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2)
Microsoft Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 (Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2)
Microsoft Visio 2003 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3)
Microsoft Visio 2007 (2007 Microsoft Office System)
Microsoft Visio 2007 Service Pack 1 (2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1)