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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-2118

Windows Shell for Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP1 and SP2, and Server 2003 allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted shortcut (.lnk) file with long font properties that lead to a buffer overflow when the user views the file's properties using Windows Explorer, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-2122.
Publish Date : 2005-10-21 Last Update Date : 2019-04-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
.lnk File-Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Windows XP) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1116 windows
.lnk File-Properties Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Windows 2000) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1192 windows
MS05-049: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (900725) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:231 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-2118

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 * SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 * SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 * SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 * SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * Gold Professional * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP2 Tablet Pc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * * Home * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP1 Home * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * * Media Center * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP1 Media Center * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 2000 5
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server 1
Microsoft Windows Xp 6

- References For CVE-2005-2118
SECTRACK 1015040
BID 15070 Microsoft Windows Malicious Shortcut Handling Remote Code Execution Variant Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
CERT TA05-284A
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1192
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1116
MS MS05-049

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-2118

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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