MS10-083: Vulnerability in COM Validation in Windows Shell and WordPad Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2405882)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49960
SynopsisThe remote windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.