[sldev] Re: Plugin architecture
soft at softnoel.org
Wed Feb 21 23:40:47 PST 2007
On Wed, February 21, 2007 9:32 pm, John Hurliman wrote:
> Ben Byer wrote:
>>> [...] and LL-triggered plugin invalidation possible.
>> Whoa. Everyone, raise your hand if you think this is a good idea.
> That's the most plausible idea since DRM!
Scenario: Non-malicious plugin Foo v0.9 has a design defect causing a
hundred users to hammer Userserver with large packets and kill IMs for
everyone. LL says "All Foo v0.9, please unload/refrain from loading."
I don't begin to pretend that this would be useful for stopping malicious
code. Any attacker has the source, can see how the viewer identifies the
plugin, and can work around that.
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