MS10-046: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2286198) (EASYHOOKUP)

High Nessus Plugin ID 48216


The remote windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote windows host contains a version of the Windows Shell that contains a vulnerability in the way it handles shortcut icons. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, can execute arbitrary commands on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user opening the shortcut.

EASYHOOKUP is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48216

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-046.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/08/02

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/16

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2568

BID: 41732

OSVDB: 66387

CERT: 940193

EDB-ID: 14403

MSFT: MS10-046

Secunia: 40647

MSKB: 2286198