MS11-055: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2560847)

high Nessus Plugin ID 55571


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote Windows host through Visio.


The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Visio that is affected by an insecure library loading vulnerability.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Microsoft Visio file, resulting in arbitrary code execution.


Microsoft has released a patch for Visio 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55571

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-055.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/12/2011

Updated: 8/5/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-3148

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visio

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3148

BID: 42681

IAVA: 2011-A-0098-S

MSFT: MS11-055

MSKB: 2493523

Secunia: 45077