Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Option.Element.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a remote Code Execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused when Internet Explorer attempts to access an object that has been deleted. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted web page.

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch, available from the following web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms11-081.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2011-1996