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  4. Attack: Browser Heap (ROP)

Attack: Browser Heap (ROP)

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects an attempt to exploit the browser using a exploitation technique known as Return Oriented Programming.

Additional Information

This signature detect attempts to download exploits from a malicious toolkit which may compromise a computer through various vendor vulnerabilities.

Affected

  • Windows

Response

No further action is required but you may wish to perform some of the following actions as a precautionary measure.
Run the Norton Power Eraser. (home users)
Run the Symantec Power Eraser. (business users)
Update your product definitions and perform a full system scan.
Identify suspicious files.
Submit suspicious files to Symantec for analysis.

If you believe that the signature is reported erroneously, please read the following:
Change the behavior of Symantec IPS signatures.
Report a potential false positive to Symantec.
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