Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Object.Type.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a malicious object tag. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Microsoft, Internet Explorer, 5.01
Microsoft, Internet Explorer, 5.5
Microsoft, Internet Explorer, 6.0
Microsoft, Internet Explorer, 6.0 for Windows Server 2003

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS03-020.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2003-0344