Windows WMF Metafile Vulnerability HotFix

This week a new vulnerability was found in Windows: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/912840.mspx Browsing the web was not safe anymore, regardless of the browser. Microsoft will certainly come up with a thouroughly tested fix for it in the future, but meanwhile I developed a temporary fix – I badly needed it.

How to unpack XCP.DAT?

I updated my EFD utility to handle the packed XCP.DAT file. To extract files from the archive, use: efd -x xcp.dat in a clean directory. It will create files like xcp1.dat, xcp2.dat, etc. Unfortunately the file names are not present in the archive, that’s why the names are so meaningless. Here is the utility: efd.zip

Sony DRM

The last week several LGPL violations were found in Sony’s DRM implementation. Here is a proof of one violation. Here is a dedicated page with many other findings. By the way the license breach could be found using the simplest tools on the earth: any hex editor or the strings tool from unix would […]