[PATCH] Fix REG_MULTI_SZ save fromat - bug 824
dank at kegel.com
Mon Jan 7 13:38:18 CST 2008
> I don't think a non null-terminated MULTI_SZ string is very useful.
> Do you really have an app that depends on this?
"some software vendors use the embedded-null registry key technique
as a way to enforce the software license agreement and to reduce the
ability of users to tamper with the license information stored in
these registry keys."
"iuVCR (www.iulabs.com) 188.8.131.524" might be such an app.
"The Aladdin Privilege Software Commerce Platform (SCP) may be a
common denominator for instances of Registry keys with embedded nulls
detected by RKR.
... [One app that seemed to use them was] a free trial of Adobe
Acrobat Professional 6.0."
mentions that Windows itself uses keys with trailing nulls for some things.
And of course there's all that splendid malware.
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