LNK/Exploit.CVE-2010-2568 [Threat Name] go to Threat

LNK/Exploit.CVE-2010-2568 [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Aliases Exploit.Win32.CVE-2010-2568.f (Kaspersky)
  Exploit-CVE2010-2568 (McAfee)
  Exploit.Cpllnk (Dr.Web)
Short description

LNK/Exploit.CVE-2010-2568 is a generic detection for specially-crafted malicious shortcut files that exploit the vulnerability in the Windows Shell . 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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