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Sid 1-46942

Message

FILE-OTHER Microsoft Windows .lnk shortcut file executing system32 executable attempt

Summary

This event is generated when a .lnk file that is trying to execute a system32 executable is detected.

Impact

Attempted User Privilege Gain

Detailed information

Affected systems

Ease of attack

False positives

False negatives

Corrective action

Contributors

  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References

  • portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0978