Rule Category

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.)

Alert Message

BROWSER-PLUGINS IBM SPSS SamplePower ActiveX clsid access attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an IBM SPSS SamplePower ActiveX clsid access attempt is detected. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2012-5945
Multiple buffer overflows in the Vsflex8l ActiveX control in IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 before FP1 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long (1) ComboList or (2) ColComboList property value.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2013-5057
hxds.dll in Microsoft Office 2007 SP3 and 2010 SP1 and SP2 does not implement the ASLR protection mechanism, which makes it easier for remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted COM component on a web site that is visited with Internet Explorer, as exploited in the wild in December 2013, aka "HXDS ASLR Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2014-0895
Buffer overflow in the vsflex8l ActiveX control in IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0.1 before FP1 3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF02 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ComboList property value.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access