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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-030 - Important

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (927051)

Published: June 12, 2007 | Updated: January 16, 2008

Version: 1.1

General Information

Executive Summary

This important update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in addition to other security issues identified during the course of the investigation. The privately reported vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opened a specially crafted Visio file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. User interaction is required to exploit these vulnerabilities.

This is an important security update for supported versions of Microsoft Visio 2002 and Microsoft Office Visio 2003. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

This security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Microsoft Visio handles specially crafted Visio files. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers should apply the update at the earliest opportunity.

Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 927051 documents currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

In the following tables of affected and non-affected software, software versions that are not listed are past their support lifecycle. To determine the support lifecycle for your product and version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Office Suite and Other Affected SoftwareApplicationMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by This Update
Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone
Microsoft Office 2003Microsoft Visio 2003 Service Pack 2Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone

Non-Affected Software

Office SuiteApplication
2007 Microsoft Office SystemMicrosoft Office Visio 2007

Why does this update address several reported security vulnerabilities? 
This update contains support for several vulnerabilities because the modifications that are required to address these issues are located in related files. Instead of having to install several updates that are almost the same, customers can install only this update.

I am using an older version of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do? 
The affected software listed in this bulletin has been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your product and version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

It should be a priority for customers who have older versions of the software to migrate to supported versions to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit the following Microsoft Support Lifecycle. For more information about the extended security update support period for these operating system versions, visit the Microsoft Product Support Services Web site.

Customers who require custom support for older software must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit the Microsoft Worldwide Information Web site, select the country, and then click Go to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the Windows Operating System Product Support Lifecycle FAQ.

Vulnerability Information

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected SoftwareVisio Version Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2007-0934Visio Document Packaging Vulnerability – CVE-2007-0936Aggregate Severity Rating
Microsoft Visio 2002Important

Remote Code Execution

Important

Remote Code Execution

Important
Microsoft Visio 2003Important

Remote Code Execution

Important

Remote Code Execution

Important

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Visio handles a specially crafted version number in a Visio (.VSD, VSS, or .VST) file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability when Visio does not correctly validate the version number field when processing the contents of a file. Such a specially crafted file might be included as an e-mail attachment, or hosted on a malicious or compromised Web site.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2007-0934.

Mitigating Factors for Version Number Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0934

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:

  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability In addition, Web sites that accept or host user-provided content, or compromised Web sites and advertisement servers could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
  • The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful a user must open an attachment that is sent in an e-mail message.
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2007 is not affected by this vulnerability.

Workarounds for Version Number Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0934

Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:

  • Use Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003 or Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 to open and view files. Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 are not affected by the issue. Users can download the Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Do not open or save Microsoft Visio files that you receive from untrusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources.

FAQ for Version Number Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0934

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Visio. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability could remotely take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
Microsoft Visio does not correctly validate the version number field when processing version related data of a file.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code on a user’s system. This could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted Visio file with an affected version of Microsoft Visio.

In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted file to the user and by convincing the user to open the file.

In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains a Visio file that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a specially crafted Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link that takes them to the attacker's site.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Workstations and terminal servers that have Microsoft Visio installed are primarily at risk. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that Microsoft Visio handles the validation of Visio file version related data.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly disclosed when this security bulletin was originally issued. This security bulletin addresses the privately disclosed vulnerability as well as additional issues discovered through internal investigations.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited? 
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Visio as a result of the way it incorrectly handles the parsing of packed objects within the Visio file format. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by constructing a malicious Visio (.VSD, VSS, or .VST) file that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited a malicious Web site or opened a specially crafted Visio attachment included in an e-mail message. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2007-0936.

Mitigating Factors for Visio Document Packaging Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0936

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:

  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability In addition, Web sites that accept or host user-provided content, or compromised Web sites and advertisement servers could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
  • The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful a user must open an attachment that is sent in an e-mail message.
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2007 is not affected by this vulnerability.

Workarounds for Visio Document Packaging Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0936

Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:

  • Use Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003 or Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 to open and view files. Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 are not affected by the issue. Users can download the Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Do not open or save Microsoft Visio files that you receive from untrusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources. This vulnerability could be exploited when a user opens a specially crafted file.

FAQ for Visio Document Packaging Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0936

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Visio. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could remotely take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
Visio incorrectly handles the parsing of a packed object resulting in memory corruption.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause arbitrary code to run with the privileges of the user who opened the file.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted Visio file with an affected version of Microsoft Visio.

In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted file to the user and by convincing the user to open the file.

In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains a Visio file that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a specially crafted Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link that takes them to the attacker's site.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
Workstations and terminal servers that have Microsoft Visio installed are primarily at risk. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that Visio validates packaging and parsing related data in a Visio file (.VSS, .VSD, or .VST) file.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly disclosed when this security bulletin was originally issued. This security bulletin addresses the privately disclosed vulnerability as well as additional issues discovered through internal investigations.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited? 
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued.

Update Information

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security Web site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update, Windows Update, and Office Update. Security updates are also available at the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security_patch." Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Windows Update Catalog. For more information about the Windows Update Catalog, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 323166.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft has provided detection and deployment guidance for this month’s security updates. This guidance will also help IT professionals understand how they can use various tools to help deploy the security update, such as Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Office Update, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), the Office Detection Tool, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, and the Enterprise Update Scan Tool (EST). For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site. The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.

SoftwareMBSA 1.2.1MBSA 2.0.1
Microsoft Visio 2002YesYes
Microsoft Visio 2003YesYes

For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site. For more information about the software that Microsoft Update and MBSA 2.0 currently do not detect, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 895660.

Note MBSA 1.2.1 uses an integrated version of the Office Detection Tool (ODT) which does not support remote scans of this security update. For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site.

Windows Server Update Services

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000 to Windows 2000 and later operating systems. For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site.

Systems Management Server

The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.

ProductSMS 2.0SMS 2003
Microsoft Visio 2002YesYes
Microsoft Visio 2003YesYes

SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003 Software Update Services (SUS) Feature Pack can use MBSA 1.2.1 for detection and therefore have the same limitation that is listed earlier in this bulletin related to programs that MBSA 1.2.1 does not detect.

For SMS 2.0, the SMS SUS Feature Pack, which includes the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT), can be used by SMS to detect security updates. SMS SUIT uses the MBSA 1.2.1 engine for detection. For more information about SUIT, visit the following Microsoft Web site. For more information about the limitations of SUIT, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306460. The SMS SUS Feature Pack also includes the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect required updates for Microsoft Office applications.

For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, visit the following Microsoft Web site. SMS 2003 can also use the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect required updates for Microsoft Office applications.

For more information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

Note If you have used an Administrative Installation Point (AIP) for deploying Office 2000, Office XP or Office 2003, you may not be able to deploy the update using SMS if you have updated the AIP from the original baseline. For more information, see the Office Administrative Installation Point heading in this section.

Office Administrative Installation Point

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

Affected Software

For information about the specific security update for your affected software, click the appropriate section:

Visio 2002 Service Pack 2

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service PacksThere are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionVisio2002-KB931280-FullFile-ENU.exe /q:a
Installing without restartingVisio2002-KB931280-FullFile-ENU.exe /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.

Restart Requirement
Restart requiredTo help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationAfter you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed; you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.
File InformationSee the subsection, File Information, in this section, for the full file manifest.
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the 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 tool in Control Panel.

For all supported editions of Visio 2002:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Dfdc.dll10.0.6861.406-Mar-200704:141,462,272
Dwgcnvt.dll10.0.6861.405-Mar-200717:382,600,960
Umlc.dll10.0.6861.406-Mar-200704:061,441,792
Umlsystem.dll10.0.6861.406-Mar-200720:05548,864
Visio.exe10.0.6865.422-Mar-200704:2671,592
Visiodwg.dll10.0.6861.405-Mar-200719:142,428,928
Vislib.dll10.0.6865.422-Mar-200704:266,379,432

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Office Features for Administrative Installations

Server administrators who use a Windows Installer Administrative Installation must update the server location. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update.

To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can install the following features:

ProductFeature
Visio 2002Program_Files, CAD_Drawing_Display,CAD_Drawing_Display_US,Software_Design, Software_Design_US

Note Administrators working in managed environments can find resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the Update Resources section for the software version you are updating. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides more information about the setup switches supported by Windows Installer.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section.

Note. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/qSpecifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:uSpecifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:aSpecifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:pathSpecifies the target folder for extracting files.
/cExtracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:pathOverrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:nNever restarts the system after installation.
/r:IPrompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:aAlways restarts the system after installation.
/r:sRestarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:vNo version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Package Installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site. For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

Removing the Update

After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed; you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Visio 2003 Service Pack 2

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionVisio2003-KB931281-FullFile-ENU.exe /q:a
Installing without restartingVisio2003-KB931281-FullFile-ENU.exe /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.

Restart Requirement
Restart requiredTo help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationUse Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.

File InformationSee the subsection, File Information, in this section for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the 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 tool in Control Panel.

For all supported editions of Office 2003:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Aec.dll11.0.5824.028-Oct-200507:41863,016
Dwgcnv.dll11.0.7212.031-Jan-200708:00154,072
Dwgdp.dll11.0.7212.031-Jan-200708:012,095,576
Modeleng.dll11.0.6301.001-Mar-200614:10477,952
Orgchwiz.dll11.0.7117.028-Nov-200618:20462,704
Uml.dll11.0.7212.030-Jan-200708:341,496,576
Umlsys.dll11.0.7212.030-Jan-200708:29543,744
Visio.exe11.0.6301.001-Mar-200614:09187,072
Vislib.dll11.0.7218.022-Mar-200715:218,285,624

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Office Features for Administrative Installations

Server administrators who use a Windows Installer Administrative Installation must update the server location. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update.

To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can install the following features:

ProductFeature
Visio 2003 StandardBuilding_Plan_Unitless, CAD_Drawing_Display_Unitless, Organization_Charts_Unitless, VisioCore
Visio for Enterprise Architects, Visio 2003 ProfessionalBuilding_Plan_Unitless, CAD_Drawing_Display_Unitless, Database_Design_Unitless,Organization_Charts_Unitless, Software_Design_Unitless,VisioCore

Note Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the Update Resources section for the software version you are updating. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides more information about the setup switches supported by Windows Installer.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section.

Note. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/qSpecifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:uSpecifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:aSpecifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:pathSpecifies the target folder for extracting files.
/cExtracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:pathOverrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:nNever restarts the system after installation.
/r:IPrompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:aAlways restarts the system after installation.
/r:sRestarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:vNo version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Package Installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Removing the Update

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

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

Chris Ries of Vigilant Minds for reporting the Visio Document Packaging Vulnerability – (CVE-2007-0936).

Support

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (June 12, 2007): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (January 16, 2008): Bulletin updated to add KB article information to the Known Issues area of the General Information section.

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