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 Quest InTrust Annotation Objects ActiveX function call access attempt
The Annotation Objects Extension ActiveX control in AnnotateX.dll in Quest InTrust 10.4.0.853 and earlier does not properly implement the Add method, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a memory address in the first argument, related to an "uninitialized pointer."
CVSS base score 10.0
CVSS impact score 10.0
CVSS exploitability score 10.0
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2012-5896The Annotation Objects Extension ActiveX control in AnnotateX.dll in Quest InTrust 10.4.0.853 and earlier does not properly implement the Add method, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a memory address in the first argument, related to an "uninitialized pointer."
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