1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. IFrame.Exploit


April 18, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:39:56 AM
Also Known As:
Exploit-Mime.gen [McAfee], Exploit/iFrame [Panda]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
CVE References:

IFrame.Exploit is a detection for threats that exploits a known Internet Explorer vulnerability. This vulnerability allows an individual to send you email that has an attachment containing malicious code; the author of the threat can enable the attachment to automatically run when you receive it.

Information and a patch for this exploit can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-020.asp.

According to Microsoft:
  • This vulnerability affects Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Explorer 5.5.
  • This vulnerability does not affect Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2.
  • This vulnerability does not affect Internet Explorer 6.0 if you run Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
  • If you ran Windows 95/98/Me and upgraded to Internet Explorer 6.0, select either the Full Install or Typical Install option when you install 6.0. If you choose Minimal Install or Custom Install, the files containing the vulnerability may not be upgraded.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 19, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 18, 2016 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 19, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 19, 2016 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 24, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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