This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-200 - Information Exposure
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when processing .LNK files. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a network location or a USB drive with specially crafted LNK file present in it and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1703, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1
Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019CPE
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.