Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.FTP.Client.Folder.Traversal

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Directory Traversal vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is in the way that the application handles FTP transfers. A remote attacker may exploit this to create files in arbitrary locations on an affected computer.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, and 6.0

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems

Recommended Actions

Microsoft has released updates to address this vulnerability.
Please refer to
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4940CF64-E1FD -4E88-8980-3106BE03BF12&displaylang=en

CVE References

CVE-2004-1376