|CVSS SCORE||7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)|
|TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION||TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 19340. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com|
The specific flaw exists within the handling of LNK files by the Windows shell. By providing a pair of crafted files, an attacker is able to force the Explorer process to load an arbitrary DLL when displaying file icons in the directory view. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the Explorer process.
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: