Captain Hook: Pirating AVs to Bypass Exploit Mitigations

Code in Assembler programming script with a red Word VIRUS

We found 6(!) different common security issues that stem from incorrect implementation of code hooking and injections techniques. These issues were found in more than 15 different products.

The most impactful discovery was that 3 different hooking engines also suffer from these kind problems, including the most popular commercial hooking engine in the world – Microsoft Detours (scheduled patch, August 2016). Practically it means that thousands of products are affected.

The full security issues will be presented at Black Hat 2016. For the eager reader, we’ll start already with some background info.

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