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
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