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A few binary plating 0-days for Windows

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While we were thinking about a way to escalate privileges during a pen-test, we discovered that most Windows installations were vulnerable to binary planting.

A long time ago, while we were thinking about a way to escalate privileges during a pen-test, we discovered that most Windows installations were vulnerable tobinary planting. We contacted Microsoft, but they claimed that it was not a product vulnerability since security had been weakened by 3rd party applications that allowed overly permissive file access. On the one hand this was correct, but on the other, those 3rd party applications (the publishers of which were also notified) were not the only ones to blame as the insecure DLL search path is definitively part of the operating system and tries to load another DLL from Microsoft which does not exist.

Anyway, sometime later I continued the research and start developing a tool in order to help detect similar vulnerabilities and exploit them. However, days are too...(continued)

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