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 XML Core Services ActiveX control use after free attempt
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, aka "MSXML 3.0 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS base score 8.8
CVSS impact score 5.9
CVSS exploitability score 2.8
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2016-0147Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, aka "MSXML 3.0 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
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