HTTP_ActiveX

 

Code: p161

Severity: Warning

 

Description: This decoding recognizes when a web browser attempts to obtain a file containing a Microsoft ActiveX control. This should only occur if a user has Active content downloading enabled on their web browser.

Impact:

Corrective: Some organizations have policies that ActiveX controls will not be used, to protect the organization from possible hostile applets. This decode can flag non-compliance with a policy like this.