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MS12-015: Description of the security update for Visio Viewer 2010: February 14, 2012

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-015. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

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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 release version of Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 or Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 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 Viewer 2010 SP1

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 the reasons 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

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

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Visio Viewer 2010. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.

For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace a previously released security update.

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 all supported x86-based versions of Visio Viewer 2010 and of Visio Viewer 2010 SP1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
For all supported x64-based versions of Visio Viewer 2010 and Visio Viewer 2010 SP1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
update security_patch security_update security bug flaw vulnerability malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated buffer overrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service dos

Applies to

  • Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1

Article ID: 2597170 - Last Review: 07/19/2012 11:53:00 - Revision: 2.1

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