Description of the Visio 2003 security update: September 14, 2004

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Summary

Microsoft has released a software update for Microsoft Office Visio 2003. This article describes how to download and how to install the Visio 2003 security update: KB838345.

INTRODUCTION

This update fixes a vulnerability where a specially crafted image could allow an attacker’s code to run on a user’s computer because of a vulnerability in the graphics interpreter code.

Note This update is included in Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). If Visio 2003 SP1 is installed on your computer, you do not have to install Visio 2003 security update: KB838345.

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873460 How to obtain the latest service pack for Visio 2003

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS04-028. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update, including file manifest information and deployment options. To view the whole security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-028.mspx

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Installation details

Download and install the update

Client update


If you installed Visio 2003 from a CD, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Microsoft Office Update Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all the available service packs and public updates.
  • Install only the Visio 2003 security update: KB838345. To do this, follow the steps that are described later in this article.
Note We recommend that you install the client update by using the Office Update Web site. The Office Update Web site detects your particular installation of Visio 2003 and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Visio 2003 installation is up-to-date.

Office Update Web site

To have the Office Update Web site detect the updates that you have to install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/FX101321101033.aspx
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Install only the Visio 2003 Security Update: KB838345

To download and install the update, follow these steps:
  1. Download the update.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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    Download
    Download the the Visio 2003 security update: KB838345 package now.
    For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

    Note To obtain a localized version of the Visio 2003 Security Update: KB838345, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c07d40a5-6f87-4d50-9640-34ffd2f189e1
  2. Click Save to save the Visio2003-KB838345-FullFile-ENU.exe file to the selected folder.
  3. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate the folder where you downloaded the file, and then double-click the Visio2003-KB838345-FullFile-ENU.exe file.
  4. When you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  5. Read the license agreement, and if you agree, click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  6. If you are prompted to, insert the Visio 2003 installation CD into your computer's CD or DVD drive, and then click OK.
  7. When you receive a message that says that the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before you installed the update, you must remove Visio 2003 and reinstall Visio 2003 again from the original CD.

Administrative update

If you installed Visio 2003 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
  1. Download the update.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    Download
    Download the the Visio 2003 security update: KB838345 package now.
    For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

    Note To obtain a localized version of the Visio 2003 Security Update: KB838345, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c07d40a5-6f87-4d50-9640-34ffd2f189e1
  2. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, create a new folder on drive C, and then name the folder KB838345.
  3. Click Save to save the Visio2003-KB838345-FullFile-ENU.exe file to the C:\KB838345 folder.
  4. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:
    cd\kb838345
    Visio2003-KB838345-FullFile-ENU.exe /c /t:c:\kb838345
  6. Read the license agreement, and if you agree, click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  7. At the command prompt, type exit to quit Command Prompt.
  8. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box:
    msiexec /a AdminPath\MSI file /p c:\KB838345\MSP file SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    In this command, AdminPath is the path of your administrative installation point for Visio 2003--for example, C:\Visio2003, MSI file is the .msi database package for Visio 2003--for example, Vispro.msi, and MSP file is the name of the administrative update--for example, Visio2003-KB838345-FullFile.msp.

    Note You can append the /qb+ switch to the command line so that the End User License Agreement dialog box does not appear.
  9. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box:
    msiexec /i AdminPath\MSI file /qb reinstall=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu
    In this command, AdminPath is the path of your administrative installation point for Visio 2003--for example, C:\Visio2003, MSI file is the MSI database package for Visio 2003--for example, Vispro.msi, and Feature List is the case-sensitive list of feature names that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all the features, you can use the REINSTALL=ALL value, or you can install the following feature:
    ProductNonBootFiles
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and how to deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
829197 How to install updates to an administrative installation of Office 2003
For more information about how to deploy a Microsoft Office 2003 update in a corporate environment, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates

Determine whether the update is installed

The update contains updated versions of the following files:
Date         Time   Version     Size       File name
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28-Feb-2004  10:16  6.0.3264.0  1,773,568  Gdiplus.dll


To determine whether the update is installed on your computer, follow these steps:

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. Under Search Companion, click All files and folders.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Gdiplus.dll, and then click Search.
  4. In the right pane, right-click the Gdiplus.dll file, and then click Properties.

    Note If more than one Gdiplus.dll file is installed on your computer, make sure that you use the Gdiplus.dll file that is associated with Office 2003. In a standard installation of Visio 2003, the Gdiplus.dll file is located in the following folder:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11
  5. On the General tab, verify the Created date, time, and size of the Gdiplus.dll file.
Note If the Visio 2003 security update: KB838345 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Visio 2003 security update: KB838345:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

List of issues that are fixed by the update

The Visio 2003 security update: KB838345 fixes the following issue that was previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
  • Vulnerability in the graphics interpreter code where a specially crafted image file could permit an attacker to run malicious code
    A vulnerability in the graphics interpreter code exists where a specially crafted image file that is inserted into a Visio 2003 drawing could permit an attacker to run malicious code on a user's computer.

References

If you are an administrator, you may want to install all the required GDI+ security updates in one 'batch' process.

For additional information about how to create and use a batch file to silently install multiple GDI+ security updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885885 How to create and use a batch file to silently install multiple GDI+ security updates

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Article ID: 838345 - Last Review: July 27, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
Keywords: 
kbsecbulletin kbsecurity atdownload kbbug kbfix kbupdate KB838345

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