Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows



Published: 2010-07-16 | Updated: 2017-01-03
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2010-2568
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU3085

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-2568

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: Yes

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.

Mitigation

Install updates from Microsoft website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, Vista, XP

Windows Server: 2003, 2008, 2008 R2

CPE2.3 External links

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

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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