Are Windows system files protected against RCE ?

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m0sa
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Are Windows system files protected against RCE ?

Post by m0sa » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:56 am

Hello, I'm sorry if the question seems a bit stupid but I need to know for sure whether the .exe files located in Windows/system/ directory (such as calc.exe, notepad.exe, etc) are all non-obfuscated or they have some kind of obfuscation or protection against reverse engineering.

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Re: Are Windows system files protected against RCE ?

Post by EP_X0FF » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:48 am

No, they don't, except EULA.
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Re: Are Windows system files protected against RCE ?

Post by r3shl4k1sh » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:57 am

They aren't protected against Reverse Engineering.
But many of the DLLs have various protection against RCE (ASLR, Security Cookies and the like).

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