[vlc-devel] [PATCH] win32: do not load wininet.dll on startup, it's not a Known DLL

Steve Lhomme robux4 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 14:51:30 CET 2017

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> On March 10, 2017 3:35:48 PM GMT+02:00, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> wrote:
>>On Fri, 10 Mar 2017, at 14:32, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> I can hardly believe that every Windows application will load
>>> winmm or whatever other Microsoft DLL only dynamically and only with
>>> right flags. Ergo, it seems dubious that Microsoft would actually
>>> it.
>>Yet, it happens.
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> Says you. The known DLLs list is ostensibly a matter of system configuration. So if you follow that logic, you need to DllOpen EVERYTHING sinve you don't really have a fixed list. Which is actually inpossible.

That's precisely what the CIA did. You can set a manifest next to the
.exe and target a wininet locally by forcing a specific signature
(maybe even without proper signature). I could replicate this on my
machine and verify it loads the wrong DLL.

> And even if it were true, that does not make it a VLC problem.
> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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