Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows

Published: 2010-07-16 18:49:56 | Updated: 2017-01-03
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2010-2568
CVSSv3 8.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Improper input validation

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when parsing icons to .lnk and .pif files within Windows Explorer. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted icon file, trick the victim into clicking on it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Remediation

Install updates from Microsoft website.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2286198
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms10-046
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/940193

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