Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Memory.Corruption

Description

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

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 3 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 (Itanium)
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 (Itanium)
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest update from the vendor.
Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=627F8991-7717-4ADE-A5AE-169591B6AAE0
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=92E5A83D-9131-4B20-915A-A444C51656DC
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 (Itanium)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87241BC0-E1E9-4EFC-A6EC-5413119D3100
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=88879B7A-3F4D-40D4-ADFD-4BBD8D4D865F
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 (Itanium)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FF80E80F-862A-4484-BC9D-FE05F966F1F4
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=974F9611-6352-4F9C-B258-346C317857C5