Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.FolderItem.Control.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a denial of service vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused when accessing the object reference of the FolderItem controls, causing a NULL dereference and crashing the browser. It allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via sending a malicious Web page.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the website.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie

CVE References

CVE-2006-3658

Other References

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