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Microsoft Visio Packed Object Parsing Memory Corruption - ver 2 (CVE-2007-0936)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1624
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Microsoft 927051
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2007-0936
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Visio 2002
Microsoft Visio 2003
Vulnerability Description
A remote code-execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Visio. The vulnerability is due to incorrectly handling the parsing of a packed object. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a crafted Microsoft Visio file, potentially causing arbitrary code to be injected and executed in the security context of the current user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Visio Packed Object Parsing Memory Corruption - ver 2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Visio Packed Object Parsing Memory Corruption - ver 2