Advisory Details

October 13th, 2015

Microsoft Office Visio UML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-519
ZDI-CAN-3096

CVE ID CVE-2015-2557
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Office Visio
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 20632. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office Visio. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within UML parsing. By providing a malformed Visio file, an attacker is able to cause data to be written outside of a normal buffer. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the Visio process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-110
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-08-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-10-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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