Insinuator


Some outright rants from a bunch of infosec practitioners.

Aug/10

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Just a Quick Note on the Library Loading / Binary Planting Stuff


For those of you who missed it: Microsoft released the associated advisory yesterday, together with a hotfix introducing a new registry key that allows users to control the DLL search path algorithm. For a detailed explanation of the problem we refer to the excellent article on Ars Technica.

For the record: no, AV (anti-virus software) will – in most cases – not protect you from security problems related to this one. And, no, there is no easy patch for this one either.

Carefully reading the “Mitigating Factors” and “Workarounds” section in the MS advisory or this entry from our blog might provide ideas how to address this or similar stuff (in the future).

Wishing you all some sunny summer days,

Enno

Update: this article gives some more technical details and this one describes some real attack paths against popular applications. Sorry, guys, good luck with fighting this one with traditional AV…

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