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 Data Analyzer 3.5 ActiveX clsid access
This event is generated when a Microsoft Windows Data Analyzer 3.5 ActiveX clsid associated with CVE-2010-0252 is detected.
Attempted User Privilege Gain
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2010-0252The Microsoft Data Analyzer ActiveX control (aka the Office Excel ActiveX control for Data Analysis) in max3activex.dll in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Windows 7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web page that corrupts the "system state," aka "Microsoft Data Analyzer ActiveX Control Vulnerability."
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