This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability;
Microsoft Internet Explorer is a web browser available for Microsoft Windows platforms.
Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability when handling an integer parameter passed to the 'add' method of the Select HTML element. The issue occurs when the application attempts to access a dereferenced memory address.
An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a malicious webpage.
Successful exploits will allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application. Failed attacks may cause denial-of-service conditions.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
The vendor has released an advisory and updates. Please see the references for details.