Intrusion Prevention

MS.InternetExplorer.ContentEncoding.BufferOverflow

Description

This indicates detection of an HTTP web page with abnormally long content-encoding field.
There are vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer that allows attackers to overflow a buffer in a target machine by sending specially encoded web pages.

Affected Products

Any unprotected Internet Explorer is vulnerable to the attack.

Impact

Attackers can execute commands on the victim system.

Recommended Actions

Apply appropriate patches from Microsoft and/or upgrade the program to the latest non-vulnerable version.

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