BROWSER-PLUGINS -- Snort has detected suspicious browser plugin traffic, likely targeting the ActiveX plugin in Internet Explorer, though this could apply to any browser. Attackers have refined techniques to smuggle extensions into the Chrome Web Store, which they can then modify remotely once downloaded to add or activate malicious or spyware features. This can be similar to a Potentially Unwanted Application, as valuable data and network access is often allowed on a phone or browser without proper investigation. Some extensions also mimic more well-known and trusted ones (AdBlock, etc.)
BROWSER-PLUGINS Microsoft Windows Help 2.0 Contents Control ActiveX function call access
The HxTocCtrl ActiveX control (hxvz.dll), as used in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 and 6 SP1, in Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista SP1, and Server 2008, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via malformed arguments, which triggers memory corruption.
CVSS base score 9.3
CVSS impact score 10.0
CVSS exploitability score 8.6
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2008-1086The HxTocCtrl ActiveX control (hxvz.dll), as used in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 and 6 SP1, in Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista SP1, and Server 2008, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via malformed arguments, which triggers memory corruption.
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