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Attack: Microsoft LNK File RCE CVE-2017-8464 2

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows

Additional Information

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because it fails to properly perform validation of shortcut icon references. Specifically, this issue occurs when the icon of a specially crafted shortcut is displayed.

Successful exploits will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system. Failed attacks will cause denial of service conditions.


  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003
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