Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Explorer.LNK.ExtraDataBlock.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Explorer.
This vulnerability is triggered when a user browses to a folder with a specially crafted shortcut. Remote attackers can exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8464

CVE References

CVE-2017-8464