DLL Hijacking: The Eighth Circle of DLL Hell presented at BSidesUK 2015

by Ollie Whitehouse, Keith Learmonth,

Summary : DLLs have been the spine of the Windows architecture since the early 90s, so it's no surprise that a number of security issues involving them have sprouted ever since. DLL Hijacking, or Preloading, is a particularly severe and long-lived one.
This talk will explain the mechanics behind the attack, examples of its use in the wild, and some current countermeasures and their limitations.