Microsoft Windows .URL File Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-16-506: September 16th, 2016
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
An attacker can craft a malicious file with a .URL extension. If the victim opens the .URL file, the attacker can execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine under the context of the user.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2016-02-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2016-09-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Eduardo Braun Prado