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Microsoft Windows Shortcut Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE-2010-2568

SEVERITY

CRITICAL

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DESCRIPTION

Windows Shell in Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, Server 2008 SP2 and R2, and Windows 7 allows local users or remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .LNK or (2) .PIF shortcut file, which is not properly handled during icon display in Windows Explorer, as demonstrated in the wild in July 2010, and originally reported for malware that leverages CVE-2010-2772 in Siemens WinCC SCADA systems.

TREND MICRO PROTECTION INFORMATION

Per: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2286198.mspx Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS10-046 to address this issue. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-046.mspx

SOLUTION

FILTER IDENTIFIER NUMBER: 1004314

FILTER IDENTIFIER TITLE: 1004314 - Identified LNK/PIF File Over SMTP

AFFECTED SOFTWARE AND VERSION

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 r2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server

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