Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Information Disclosure (2834692)
Name MS13-044 First vendor Publication 2013-05-14
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2013-05-23
Severity (Vendor) Important Revision 1.1

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:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Revision Note: V1.1 (May 23, 2013): Revised bulletin to announce a detection change for the Microsoft Visio 2010 (2810068) update. This is a detection change only. There were no changes to the update files. Customers who have successfully installed the update do not need to take any action.

Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens a specially crafted Visio file. Note that this vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate their user rights directly, but it could be used to produce information that could be used to try to further compromise an affected system.

Original Source

Url : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-044

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-200 Information Exposure

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16750
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16750
Title: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Information Disclosure - MS13-044
Description: Microsoft Visio 2003 SP3 2007 SP3, and 2010 SP1 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via an XML document containing an external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, aka "XML External Entities Resolution Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2013-1301
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Product(s): Microsoft Visio 2003
Microsoft Visio 2007
Microsoft Visio 2010
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 3

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2013-05-16 IAVM : 2013-B-0052 - Microsoft Visio Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0037941

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Visio SVG external entity local file disclosure attempt
RuleID : 26628 - Revision : 4 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Office Visio SVG external entity local file disclosure attempt
RuleID : 26627 - Revision : 4 - Type : FILE-OFFICE
2014-01-10 XML parameter entity reference local file disclosure attempt
RuleID : 26626 - Revision : 6 - Type : FILE-OFFICE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2013-05-15 Name : The remote Visio install is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
File : smb_nt_ms13-044.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2016-04-27 02:01:53
  • Multiple Updates
2014-02-17 11:47:40
  • Multiple Updates
2014-01-19 21:30:57
  • Multiple Updates
2013-11-11 12:41:33
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-24 00:15:34
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-16 17:04:50
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-15 13:21:21
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-14 21:15:40
  • First insertion