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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Shell Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Shell File File Copy Destination Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040502
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0883   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Shell. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

Windows Shell does not properly validate file copy destinations. A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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