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

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VPR Score: 8.9


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

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC: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