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Bkav tool to detect all viruses taking advantage of .lnk vulnerability released

BKis makers of Bkav antivirus released a tool on their blog to detect viruses that use recently discovered .lnk vulnerability on Windows operating system.

 

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More on .lnk vulnerability

From Microsoft Security Advisory (2286198) The vulnerability exists because Windows incorrectly parses shortcuts in such a way that malicious code may be executed when the icon of a specially crafted shortcut is displayed. This vulnerability can be exploited locally through a malicious USB drive, or remotely via network shares and WebDAV. An exploit can also be included in specific document types that support embedded shortcuts.

From VirusBlokAda  Rootkit.TmpHider and SScope.Rookit.TmpHider.2

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From Sophos

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