LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: Microsoft Security Advisory (2286198)  - Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution 16-JUL-2010

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    (July 21, 2010) Microsoft released a Fix it patch to implement the workarounds listed in the Security Advisory. LANDesk has created vulnerability definition content for this Fix it patch. See the page below for more details and availability:





    (July 20, 2010) LANDesk AntiSpyware provides signature definitions to detect the zero-day root kit that is exploiting this Microsoft vullnerability. The rootkit will be detected as :


    • Win32.Rootkit.Stuxnet
    • Win32.TrojanDropper.Stuxnet





    (July 16, 2010) LANDesk is monitoring a new security advisory posted by Microsoft. Microsoft is investigating reports of limited, targeted attacks exploiting a vulnerability in Windows Shell, a component of Microsoft Windows. This advisory contains information about which versions of Windows are vulnerable as well as workarounds and mitigations for this issue.

    The vulnerability exists because Windows incorrectly parses shortcuts in such a way that malicious code may be executed when the user clicks the displayed icon of a specially crafted shortcut. This vulnerability is most likely to be exploited through removable drives. For systems that have AutoPlay disabled, customers would need to manually browse to the root folder of the removable disk in order for the vulnerability to be exploited. For Windows 7 systems, AutoPlay functionality for removable disks is automatically disabled.






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