Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Malicious.Popups

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Popups vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is located in the "Popup Window" object. A remote attacker can entice a legitimate user to access a malicious web page, which can bypass zone restrictions to inject and execute arbitrary programs.

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 5.01
Internet Explorer 5.5
Internet Explorer 6.0
Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Server 2003

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Update to a more recent version of Internet Explorer.

CVE References

CVE-2003-0838