Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Screen.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a denial-of-service vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by an error that occurs when the vulnerable
software handles an HTML file including the malicious "onload" value. A remote attacker may exploit this to crash the vulnerable software.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 beta 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

We are currently not aware of any patches supplied by the vendor for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2009-0072