Microsoft Windows LNK Shortcut Automatic DLL Loading Exploit (MS15-020)

Microsoft Windows is prone to a vulnerability that may allow a DLL file to be automatically loaded because the software fails to handle LNK files properly. Specifically, the issue occurs when loading the icon of a shortcut file. A specially crafted LNK file can cause Windows to automatically execute code that is specified by the shortcut file. This vulnerability is the result of an incomplete fix for MS10-046 (CVE-2010-2568). WARNING: This is an early release module. This is not the final version of this module. It is a pre-released version in order to deliver a module as quickly as possible to our customers that may be useful in some situations. Since this module is not the final version it may contain bugs or have limited functionality and may not have complete or accurate documentation.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 00:00