LNK/Autostart [Threat Name] go to Threat

LNK/Autostart.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Aliases Exploit.Win32.CVE-2010-2568.gen (Kaspersky)
  Stuxnet!lnk (McAfee)
  Exploit:Win32/CplLnk.A (Microsoft)
Short description

LNK/Autostart.A is a detection for specially crafted *.lnk, *.pif files, which exploit the Windows Shell vulnerability. This vulnerability is described in CVE-2010-2568 . The trojan is usually a part of other malware.

Other information

The Windows Shell allows local users or remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted *.lnk, *.pif shortcut file when its icon is displayed.

No further user interaction is required to execute arbitrary code.

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