Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Improper input validation

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2017061406 - Remote code execution when processing .LNK files in Microsoft Windows

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-8464

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.

Public Exploits: