MS KB2286198: Windows Shell Shortcut Icon Parsing Arbitrary Code Execution

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Synopsis :

It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows
host using a malicious shortcut file.

Description :

Windows Shell does not properly validate the parameters of a shortcut
file when loading its icon. Attempting to parse the icon of a
specially crafted shortcut file can result in arbitrary code
execution.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into viewing a
malicious shortcut file via Windows Explorer, or any other application
that parses the shortcut's icon. This can also be exploited by an
attacker who tricks a user into inserting removable media containing
a malicious shortcut (e.g. CD, USB drive), and AutoPlay is enabled.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2286198
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS10-046

Solution :

Either apply the MS10-046 patch or disable the displaying of shortcut
icons (refer to the Microsoft advisory).

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 47750 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41732

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2568