MS07-030: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio could allow remote code execution

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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Summary
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS07-030. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a home user or an IT professional:

Known issues

Microsoft Office Visio 2003

You may experience one of the following known issues when you try to work with an AutoCAD 2000 .dwg file or an AutoCAD 2000 .dxf file in Visio 2003:
  • You have an AutoCAD 2000 .dwg file that was saved in AutoCAD 2007 or in AutoCAD 2008. When you try to open or to insert the .dwg file in Visio 2003, you may receive one of the following error messages:

    Error message 1
    Runtime Error!

    Program: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Visio11\Visio.exe

    abnormal program termination
    Error message 2

    Microsoft Office Visio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    To work around this problem, save the AutoCAD .dwg file in AutoCAD 14 .dwg format instead of in AutoCAD 2000 .dwg format.
  • You have an AutoCAD 2000 .dxf file that was saved in AutoCAD 2007 or in AutoCAD 2008. When you try to open or to insert the .dxf file in Visio 2003, Visio may stop responding (hang). Or, you may receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Visio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    To work around this problem, save the AutoCAD .dxf file in AutoCAD 12 .dxf format instead of in AutoCAD 2000 .dxf format.

Microsoft Visio 2002

You may experience one of the following known issues when you try to work with an AutoCAD 2000 .dwg file or an AutoCAD 2000 .dxf file in Visio 2002:
  • You have an AutoCAD 2000 .dwg file that was saved in AutoCAD 2007 or in AutoCAD 2008. When you try to open or to insert the .dwg file in Visio 2002, you may receive one of the following error messages:

    Error message 1
    Runtime Error!

    Program: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Visio10\Visio.exe

    abnormal program termination
    Error message 2

    Microsoft Visio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    To work around this problem, save the AutoCAD .dwg file in AutoCAD 14 .dwg format instead of in AutoCAD 2000 .dwg format.
  • You have an AutoCAD 2000 .dxf file that was saved in AutoCAD 2007 or in AutoCAD 2008. When you try to open or to insert the .dxf file in Visio 2002, Visio may stop responding (hang). Or, you may receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Visio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    To work around this problem, save the AutoCAD .dxf file in AutoCAD 12 .dxf format instead of in AutoCAD 2000 .dxf format.
References
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
931281 Description of the security update for Visio 2003: June 12, 2007
931280 Description of the security update for Visio 2002: June 12, 2007
security_patch security_update bug flaw malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated buffer overrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service DoS TSE
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Article ID: 927051 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 01:55:34 - Revision: 6.0

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