Windows Shell in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, 1703, and Windows Server 2016 allows local users or remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .LNK file, which is not properly handled during icon display in Windows Explorer or any other application that parses the icon of the shortcut. aka "LNK Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
Published 2017-06-15 01:29:03
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

CVE-2017-8464 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows Shell (.lnk) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Windows Shell in multiple versions of Microsoft Windows allows local users or remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .LNK file
Added on 2022-02-10 Action due date 2022-08-10

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8464

97.46%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2017-8464

  • LNK Code Execution Vulnerability
    Disclosure Date: 2017-06-13
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/local/cve_2017_8464_lnk_lpe
    This module exploits a vulnerability in the handling of Windows Shortcut files (.LNK) that contain a dynamic icon, loaded from a malicious DLL. This vulnerability is a variant of MS15-020 (CVE-2015-0096). The created LNK file is similar except an additional
  • LNK Code Execution Vulnerability
    Disclosure Date: 2017-06-13
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/fileformat/cve_2017_8464_lnk_rce
    This module exploits a vulnerability in the handling of Windows Shortcut files (.LNK) that contain a dynamic icon, loaded from a malicious DLL. This vulnerability is a variant of MS15-020 (CVE-2015-0096). The created LNK file is similar except an additional

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8464

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

References for CVE-2017-8464

Products affected by CVE-2017-8464

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