Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.FindText.Unicode.Parsing.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Unicode Parsing DoS vulnerability
in MS Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is located in the method findText. It will likely cause the program to crash,resulting in a denial of service condition.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are not aware of any vendor supplied patch for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2009-2655