Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.HTML.Parsing.DoS

Description

This indicates a possible exploit of a Denial of Service vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
An attacker may exploit these issues by enticing a user to visit a malicious site resulting in a denial of service condition in the application. This is due to an error in the HTML parsing engine when handling certain combinations of HTML tags.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 and earlier versions.

Impact

Denial of Service.

Recommended Actions

Apply appropriate patch from the vendor if available.