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RE: How Visual Studio Makes Your Applications Vulnerable to Binary Planting
Unless I misread the description, this is an error in MFC, not in Visual
Applications built using MFC and command-line tools would be equally
vulnerable; non-MFC applications built using Visual Studio would not be
(via this vector - obviously they could be vulnerable to binary planting
through other vectors).
Plenty of developers use Visual Studio to create non-MFC applications.
And at least a few of us use Microsoft toolchains and libraries without
the enormous pile of VS overhead. (Whether there's anyone in the latter
group who uses MFC is another question.)
Principal Software Systems Developer, Micro Focus