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 OWC11.DataSourceControl.11 ActiveX function call access
DataSourceControl in Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP SP2 with Office installed allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large negative integer argument to the getDataMemberName method of a OWC11.DataSourceControl.11 object, which leads to an integer overflow and a null dereference.
CVSS base score 2.6
CVSS impact score 2.9
CVSS exploitability score 4.9
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2006-3729DataSourceControl in Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP SP2 with Office installed allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large negative integer argument to the getDataMemberName method of a OWC11.DataSourceControl.11 object, which leads to an integer overflow and a null dereference.
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