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Authenticode on CAB files

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Posted: 06/15/2007 07:10:13
by Santiago Castaño (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/16/2006
Posts: 155


Is it possible to authenticode a CAB file?. I've tried it, but i'm getting error SB_AUTHENTICODE_ERROR_INVALID_EXECUTABLE as it seems to only work with EXE-files. Is it in your plans to get the CAB-sign working? or should i start looking into launching signcode.exe for signing cabs? :p

Posted: 06/15/2007 07:56:33
by Eugene Mayevski (EldoS Corp.)

Authenticode is not a documented file signing format, so it's not clear how CAB and other non-PE files must be signed. If you have such information, you are welcome to share it with us.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 06/15/2007 08:16:55
by Santiago Castaño (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/16/2006
Posts: 155

Well, I'll try it on the next week as i go now for weekend.

But Here's what i'll base my investigation:

I've took a look to that osslsigncode source code and think that it'll be easy at first look ;) (sure i'll be wrong with my estimations :p)

I'll be pleased to take a look at it and share the results...

Posted: 06/15/2007 09:44:34
by Eugene Mayevski (EldoS Corp.)

Well, MS CAB SDK doesn't specify any information regarding signing as well. And using the osssigncode code doesn't seem to be correct practics for me.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 06/17/2007 14:39:01
by Santiago Castaño (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/16/2006
Posts: 155

I've thought about it and yes, they're not good practics for us either. Also, the time we should spend on this thing is far from being acceptable having simply signcode from MS with a .bat file :p.

Thanks anyway and hope MS to be more transparent with their Authenticode process.
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