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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0092

Original release date: 02/10/2011
Last revised: 07/18/2011


The LZW stream decompression functionality in ORMELEMS.DLL in Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Visio file with a malformed VisioDocument stream that triggers an exception handler that accesses an object that has not been fully initialized, which triggers memory corruption, aka "Visio Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MS
Name: MS11-008
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12403
External Source: BID
Name: 46137
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 70828
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0321
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110208 ZDI-11-063: Microsoft Visio 2007 LZW Stream Decompression Exception Vulnerability
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025043
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-063/
External Source: XF
Name: ms-visio-object-code-execution(64923)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12403
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visio:2002:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visio:2003:sp3
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visio:2007:sp2

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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