Threat Description

Exploit.CodeBaseExec

Details

Aliases:Exploit.CodeBaseExec, CodeBaseExec
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



Warning on "Exploit.CodeBaseExec" means that HTML page being scanned contains code exploiting the Microsoft Internet Explorer Arbitrary Program Execution Vulnerability, aka the Local Executable Invocation via Object tag vulnerability.

Many suspicious websites use this vulnerability to try do gain access to the local computer.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0 treat objects invoked on an HTML page with the codebase property as part of the Local Computer zone, which allows remote attacks to invoke executables present on the local system through objects such as the popup object.

More information on this vulnerability can be found from:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-015.asp?frame=true#CV...

Microsoft released a patch on March 28, 2002 that eliminates this vulnerability in Internet Explorer. To download this patch go to the following link:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/Q319182/default.asp





Description Created: Kaspersky Lab


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