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Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution



This module exploits a vulnerability in the MS10-046 patch to abuse (again) 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 and the trigger, and generates a LNK file which must be sent to the target. This module has been tested successfully on Windows 2003 SP2 with MS10-046 installed and Windows 2008 SP2 (32 bits) with MS14-027 installed.


  • Michael Heerklotz
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




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/ms15_020_shortcut_icon_dllloader
msf exploit(ms15_020_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > show targets
msf exploit(ms15_020_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(ms15_020_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(ms15_020_shortcut_icon_dllloader) > exploit

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