Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.HTML.Decoding.UTF-8.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer-overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by the application's inability to properly handle specially crafted UTF-8 encoded HTML documents. Remote attackers may exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Itanium)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 (Itanium)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 98 SE
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Impact

System compromise

Recommended Actions

Apply the appropriate patch from the vendor's web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS06-021.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2006-2382