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 Internet Explorer MidiOut Class Manager ActiveX clsid access
Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a web page with embedded CLSIDs that reference certain COM objects that are not ActiveX controls, including (1) devenum.dll, (2) diactfrm.dll, (3) wmm2filt.dll, (4) fsusd.dll, (5) dmdskmgr.dll, (6) browsewm.dll, (7) browseui.dll, (8) shell32.dll, (9) mshtml.dll, (10) inetcfg.dll, (11) infosoft.dll, (12) query.dll, (13) syncui.dll, (14) clbcatex.dll, (15) clbcatq.dll, (16) comsvcs.dll, and (17) msconf.dll, which causes memory corruption, aka "COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-2087.
CVSS base score 5.1
CVSS impact score 6.4
CVSS exploitability score 4.9
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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