Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.HTML.Object.PKMAXCTL.DLL.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a memory-corruption vulnerability in Windows Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a web page with a misused ActiveX object. It allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for the suggested workaround:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms10-090.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-3340