When doing RE on some Microsoft binaries I run across COM object references all the time. Is there a good central place to translate some of the GUID's that I find to some sort of object type without having to follow it back to some known parent (if I am lucky?). Would there be interest in establishing such a repository?
There is such a list here:
If you use IDA, consider enabling the COM Helper plugin. When you create an instance of a
GUID structure, it checks the list loaded from cfg/clsid.cfg and, if a match found, renames the location automatically and tries to import "
<Classname>Vtbl" structure from the loaded type libraries, so you can start using that structure to identify called methods.
Here's a short demo: