drive-by downloads to conduct the well-known and
CAPEC-471: DLL Search Order Hijacking
listed in the
against the well-known and well-documented weaknesses
CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path
CWE-427: Uncontrolled Search Path Element
listed in the
present in almost all executable installers,
self-extracting executable archives
portable applications built for
Windows®, despite the instructions
given in the
Dynamic-Link Library Security
Dynamic-Link Library Search Order,
the Security Advisory
If you miss anything here, have additions, comments, corrections,
criticism or questions, want to give feedback, hints or tipps,
report broken links, bugs, errors, inaccuracies, omissions,
vulnerabilities or weaknesses, …:
don’t hesitate to
and feel free to ask, comment, criticise, flame, notify or report!
Notes: I dislike
even weirder formats too) in email, I prefer to receive plain text.
I also expect to see a full (real) name as sender, not a nickname!
Emails in weird formats and without a proper sender name are likely
to be discarded.
I abhor top posts and expect inline quotes in replies.
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