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 DirectAnimation.DAColor.1 ActiveX function call access
Heap-based buffer overflow in DirectAnimation.PathControl COM object (daxctle.ocx) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a Spline function call whose first argument specifies a large number of points.
CVSS base score 5.0
CVSS impact score 2.9
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-2006-4446Heap-based buffer overflow in DirectAnimation.PathControl COM object (daxctle.ocx) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a Spline function call whose first argument specifies a large number of points.
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CVE-2006-4777Heap-based buffer overflow in the DirectAnimation Path Control (DirectAnimation.PathControl) COM object (daxctle.ocx) for Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1, on Chinese and possibly other Windows distributions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown manipulations in arguments to the KeyFrame method, possibly related to an integer overflow, as demonstrated by daxctle2, and a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-4446.
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