Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.HTML.SelectElement.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 that contains an object that has not been properly initialized or has been deleted. It allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

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

CVE References

CVE-2010-3345