This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
This signature detects attempts to exploit a vulnerability a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer which could result in remote code execution.
Microsoft Internet Explorer is a web browser available for Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a memory-corruption vulnerability due to a use-after-free error. Specifically, this issue exists in the 'CCaret::UpdateScreenCaret()' function when handling a 'CCaret' object. Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted webpage.
Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are affected.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.