Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.ComponentFromPoint.Uninitialized.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a memory-corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
This vulnerabiliy is due to the lack of adequate validations of the arguments provided to the "ComponentFromPoint()" function. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of IE. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause IE to crash, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 5.01
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

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/ms08-058.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2008-3475