Rule Category

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.)

Alert Message

BROWSER-PLUGINS CA Internet Security Suite XMLSecDB ActiveX function call access

Rule Explanation

The XML Security Database Parser class in the XMLSecDB ActiveX control in the HIPSEngine component in the Management Server before 8.1.0.88, and the client before 1.6.450, in CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) 8.1, as used in CA Internet Security Suite (ISS) 2010, allows remote attackers to download an arbitrary program onto a client machine, and execute this program, via vectors involving the SetXml and Save methods. Impact: CVSS base score 8.8 CVSS impact score 9.2 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2011-1036
The XML Security Database Parser class in the XMLSecDB ActiveX control in the HIPSEngine component in the Management Server before 8.1.0.88, and the client before 1.6.450, in CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) 8.1, as used in CA Internet Security Suite (ISS) 2010, allows remote attackers to download an arbitrary program onto a client machine, and execute this program, via vectors involving the SetXml and Save methods.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score8.8
Impact Score9.2 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access