June 14, 2016
Microsoft Office is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
- Microsoft Visio 2007 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
- Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
- Microsoft Visio 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
- Microsoft Visio 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
- Microsoft Visio 2016 (32-bit edition)
- Microsoft Visio 2016 (64-bit edition)
- Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (32-bit Edition)
- Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (64-bit Edition)
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Ensure that only trusted users have local, interactive access to affected computers.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as non-executable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
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