#VU3085 Improper input validation


Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2021-01-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU3085

Vulnerability 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

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

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

CPE

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


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.


Latest bulletins with this vulnerability