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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:14:07 +0100
From: <>
To: "'Stefan Kanthak'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [FD] Executable installers are vulnerable^WEVIL (case
	15):F-SecureOnlineScanner.exe allows arbitrary (remote)
	codeexecution and escalation of privilege

Hi Stefan and all,

> See the "CWDIllegalInDllSearchPath" setting introduced with KB2264107
> about 5 years ago, after ACROS finally got enough attention for the
> vulnerability first published as CVE-2000-0854 (that was 15 years ago,
> but the vulnerability is still present in ALL installation programs):
> there were^Ware applications that relied^Wy on loading DLLs from the
> CWD, so Microsoft CAN'T exclude CWD from the PATH.
> Microsoft can only offer support to exclude the CWD from the DLL search
> order: developers can call SetDllDirectory(""), administrators can add
> the global setting "CWDIllegalInDllSearchPath" or add this setting for
> individual programs.

While we finally did get CVE-2000-0854 the overdue attention, we apparently
didn't promote this enough:
(presented at Source Boston in 2012). So now you'll have to do it - good
luck :)

BTW, Stefan, soon you'll be able to create your own patches for these, and
many other bugs, with You're welcome.


Mitja Kolsek, CEO / @mkolsek

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