Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.ActiveX.Object.Loading.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 specially crafted html file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-014.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2009-0553