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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 04:04:54 +0000
From: Glynn Clements <>
To: der Mouse <mouse@...ents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Cc: Darren Reed <>,
Subject: Re: Round One: "DLL Proxy" Attack Easily Hijacks SSL from Internet Explorer

der Mouse wrote:

> > Signed applications and signed DLLs and signed drivers [...] coming
> > to a Unix near you SOONER rather than later.
> > Or is that the kind of thing you disable upon installation because it
> > gets in the way of you being able to install whatever "you" want ?
> Depends.  Does it include the tools necessary to sign my own code?
> If not, yes, I will disable it, to the point of running a different OS
> if necessary.
> If so, what's to stop a malware creator from using those same tools to
> sign the attack vector?

You don't have to store the signing key on every host which needs to
run the signed binaries.

Glynn Clements <>

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