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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Bulletin to Address Shortcut Vulnerability

Original release date: August 02, 2010 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-046 to address a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows. This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for shortcut files. By convincing a user to display a specially crafted shortcut file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT strongly encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft security bulletin MS10-046 and apply any necessary updates to mitigate the risks.

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