|CVE-2019-1188||LNK Remote Code Execution Vulnerability||Windows 10||Critical||13-08-2019|
Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows that could allow remote code execution if a .LNK file is processed.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Detailed Information on the risk:
The attacker could present to the user a removable drive, or remote share, that contains a malicious .LNK file and an associated malicious binary. When the user opens this drive(or remote share) in Windows Explorer, or any other application that parses the .LNK file, the malicious binary will execute code of the attackerâ€™s choice, on the target system.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the processing of shortcut LNK references.
Further information on this vulnerability is available at : CVE-2019-1188
Affected SoftwareWindows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server version 1803 (Server Core Installation)
Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows Server version 1903 (Server Core installation)