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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2568

Original release date: 07/22/2010
Last revised: 03/10/2011


Windows Shell in Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, Server 2008 SP2 and R2, and Windows 7 allows local users or remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .LNK or (2) .PIF shortcut file, which is not properly handled during icon display in Windows Explorer, as demonstrated in the wild in July 2010, and originally reported for malware that leverages CVE-2010-2772 in Siemens WinCC SCADA systems.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service


Per: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2286198.mspx Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS10-046 to address this issue. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-046.mspx

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024216
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001986.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11564
External Source: BID
Name: 41732
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/new_rootkit_en.pdf
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=9181
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-222A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/07/experts-warn-of-new-windows-shortcut-flaw/
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#940193
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=9190
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2286198.mspx
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MS
Name: MS10-046

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11564
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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