VLC's Check For Updates: No Updates?

Published: 2022-12-04
Last Updated: 2022-12-05 07:56:06 UTC
by Didier Stevens (Version: 1)
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When Johannes mentioned a VLC update (version 3.0.18) on Thursday's Stormcast, I started VLC and let it check for updates: it reported that I had the latest version. But I knew I didn't.

Saturday I checked again, still no updates. So I started Wireshark, let VLC do an update check, and saw this:

An HTTP request is made to host update.videolan.org path /vlc/status-win-x64. The reply says 3.0.16 is the latest version.

That's why I get no updates when VLC does the check.

The same is true for 32-bit VLC.

I informed the Videolan team.

 

Didier Stevens
Senior handler
Microsoft MVP
blog.DidierStevens.com

Keywords: update vlc
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Finger.exe LOLBin

Published: 2022-12-04
Last Updated: 2022-12-04 11:15:23 UTC
by Didier Stevens (Version: 1)
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Guy's diary entry "Linux LOLBins Applications Available in Windows" reminded me of another Linux tool that is available on Windows: the ancient finger command.

Here is an example with weather info for the North Pole:

Communication takes place over TCP. Destination port is 79.

The finger.exe command sends the string before the @ sign to the host specified after the @ sign.

finger.exe is not proxy aware, and port 79 is hardcoded inside the finger.exe executable. Not as a number, but as a protocol name (finger) that is defined in the services list (%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\services);

 

Didier Stevens
Senior handler
Microsoft MVP
blog.DidierStevens.com

Keywords: lolbin finger
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