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

high Nessus Plugin ID 48216


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VPR Score: 9.7


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: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/2/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 9.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

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: 8/2/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/2010

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2568

BID: 41732

CERT: 940193

EDB-ID: 14403

MSFT: MS10-046

Secunia: 40647

MSKB: 2286198