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Internet Explorer is a hub of the Windows operating system. It views web pages, starts scripts and HTML Applications and views the help files. Internet Explorer is able to parse Help URLs and allows attackers to use Exploits to create malicious URLs causing the browser to execute a program. This generic rule detects these URLs.
The following engine updates were released in order to enhance detection:
• 7.04.01.62 ( 14/08/2007 )
• 7.08.00.64 ( 02/07/2008 )
• 7.09.00.26 ( 05/11/2008 )
• 7.09.01.130/8.02.01.130 ( 04/01/2010 )
Description inserted by Andrei Gherman on Thursday, August 16, 2007
Description updated by Andrei Ivanes on Wednesday, February 3, 2010