Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Parent.Invalid.Style.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 an object that is uninitialized or has been deleted. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by 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 web site for the suggested workaround:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms10-053.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-2559