MS12-031: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2597981)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59039


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


The version of Microsoft Visio Viewer installed on the remote Windows host is reportedly affected by a memory corruption vulnerability due to the way the application handles memory when parsing specially crafted Visio files.

An attacker who tricked a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Visio file could leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Visio Viewer 2010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59039

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-031.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/9/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visio_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0018

BID: 53328

MSFT: MS12-031

MSKB: 2597981