Vulnerable component: Windows
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to an error when processing .LNK files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .LNK file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.
- Microsoft Windows - '.LNK' Shortcut File Code Execution [Exploit-DB]