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It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows
host using a malicious shortcut file.
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.
EASYHOOKUP is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and
exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow
See also :
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
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true