66387 : Microsoft Windows Shell LNK File Parsing Arbitrary Command Execution
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Disclosure Date
Days of Exposure
46 days


Windows contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. The issue is triggered by a specially crafted .LNK or .PIF shortcut file which contains an icon resource that points to a malicious DLL file.


Location: Local / Remote, Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Workaround
Exploit: Exploit Public, Exploit Private, Exploit Commercial
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Uncoordinated Disclosure, Discovered in the Wild


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.


Microsoft Corporation
Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition SP2
Windows Vista
x64 Edition SP1
x64 Edition SP2
Windows 7
SP1 (not affected)
for x64-based Systems
for 32-bit Systems


Tools & Filters

47750 48216



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 10.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2010-07-22 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

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