moderated Re: A powerful JAWS flaw I have found

Steve Matzura

I've been saying this for years. Filenames alone are not enough to distinguish applications.

From: <> On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki

Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 2:36 AM
Subject: A powerful JAWS flaw I have found



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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