Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2733918)
Name MS12-059 First vendor Publication 2012-08-14
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2012-12-11
Severity (Vendor) Important Revision 2.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Revision Note: V2.0 (December 11, 2012): Rereleased bulletin to replace the KB2597171 update with the KB2687508 update for all affected editions of Microsoft Visio 2010.

Summary: 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.

Original Source

Url : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-059

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15811
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15811
Title: Visio DXF File Format Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - MS12-059
Description: Buffer overflow in Microsoft Visio 2010 SP1 and Visio Viewer 2010 SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Visio file, aka "Visio DXF File Format Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2012-1888
Version: 7
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Product(s): Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010
Microsoft Visio 2010
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2
Application 2

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2012-08-15 Name : Microsoft Office Visio/Viewer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (2733918)
File : nvt/secpod_ms12-059.nasl

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Visio DXF file text overflow attempt
RuleID : 23957 - Revision : 9 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Visio DXF file text overflow attempt
RuleID : 23956 - Revision : 6 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Visio DXF file text overflow attempt
RuleID : 23843 - Revision : 10 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Visio DXF file text overflow attempt
RuleID : 23842 - Revision : 13 - Type : FILE-OFFICE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2012-08-15 Name : Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote Windows host through Visio or Vi...
File : smb_nt_ms12-059.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2016-04-27 01:59:44
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2014-02-17 11:47:25
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2014-01-19 21:30:52
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2013-11-04 21:33:29
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2013-05-11 00:50:03
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2012-12-11 21:21:38
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2012-12-11 21:18:07
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