moderated Re: A powerful JAWS flaw I have found


Glenn / Lenny
 

Two identical file names with the same extension cannot exist in the same directory, so where's the problem?
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: A powerful JAWS flaw I have found

REAPER.exe, for instance. I have another software named REAPER.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A powerful JAWS flaw I have found

 

And how can two file names be exactly the same? Do you have an example?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 2:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: A powerful JAWS flaw I have found

 

Hello,

As many of you probably know, JAWS identifies individual applications by their file name. This method is used to load script filers, configurations and so on. However what if we have two applications with the same file name? A wrong scripts and configurations will be loaded leading to some serious errors!

My suggestion therefore is to use the manifest as the identifier of the individual application, and fallback to the file name only when strictly necessary (no Manifest  present).

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