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Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution

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Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution

Disclosed
07/16/2010
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a vulnerability in the handling of Windows Shortcut files (.LNK) that contain an icon resource pointing to a malicious DLL. This creates an SMB resource to provide the payload inside a DLL, and generates a LNK file which must be sent to the target.

Author(s)

  • hdm <x@hdm.io>
  • jduck <jduck@metasploit.com>
  • B_H

Platform

Windows

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/smb/ms10_046_shortcut_icon_dllloader
msf exploit(ms10_046_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(ms10_046_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(ms10_046_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(ms10_046_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > exploit

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