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Microsoft Windows Shortcut Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


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.


Per: Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS10-046 to address this issue.
Filter 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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