Windows DLL Hijack Vulnerability Affects Exe Files As Well

A new vulnerability in Windows is a bit more damaging as previously thought. But, there is a workaround, as well as a site to visit to see if your PC is vulnerable to the exploit. As always, make sure your PC is patched and all anti-virus is up to date!

The recently discovered DLL hijack vulnerability in Windows appears to be more critical than thought. Up until now it was confirmed that Windows would load dlls from the current working directory if they cannot be found in directories with a higher search priority. This in turn meant that attackers had to use a dll unknown on the system to exploit the vulnerability.