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A Crash Course In DLL Hijacking

Overview This week, we heard a lot about a DLL hijacking vulnerability from the security community. It began with a 0-day DLL hijacking in Microsoft Office which was discovered by an independent security researcher named Parvez Anwar. Shortly after, the website published an article detailing this kind of attack and discussing the vast potential attack surface associated with DLLs and OLE. A dynamic link library (DLL) is a basic component in the Windows operating system. Certain DLLs will be loaded into Windows applications...

By Tien PhanDecember 10, 2015