MS12-059: Description of the security update for Visio 2010 Viewer: August 14, 2010


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-059. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

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More information about this security update

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have the Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
2460065 Description of Visio 2010 Viewer SP1
Additionally, this security update requires that Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version be installed. For more information about how to install Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2597981 MS12-031: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer could allow remote code execution: May 8, 2012

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For the x86-based version of Visio 2010 Viewer
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
For the x64-based version of Visio 2010 Viewer
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer Service Pack 1

Article ID: 2598287 - Last Review: Aug 14, 2012 - Revision: 1