Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.Center.Element.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted web page. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can execute arbitrary script code within the context of the target user's browser.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-037.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2012-1523