MS10-083: Vulnerability in COM Validation in Windows Shell and WordPad Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2405882)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49960


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


The remote windows host contains a version of the Windows Shell or the WordPad text editor that contains a vulnerability in the way it handles shortcut files.

An attacker, exploiting this flaw, can execute arbitrary commands on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user opening the file.


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: 49960

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-083.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/10/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1263

BID: 40574

MSFT: MS10-083

IAVA: 2010-A-0134

MSKB: 979687