As announced on Friday, Microsoft released an out-of-band bulletin to address the recent Shortcut/LNK exploits. As confirmed in Microsoft's announcement, various malware is now attempting to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability is rather easy to exploit in particular given the tools available to craft necessary shortcuts.
Clients are the main target but servers are as vulnerable and should be patched as soon as possible. Please report any issues you have with the patch !
Vulnerability in Windows Shell (LNK/Shortcut)
Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute
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