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Today, it was brought to my attention that the plugin "SuperString" had slipped past us and contained malicious code. This plugin, and the author, have both been removed from DBO. If, at this time, you are one of those that have downloaded this plugin, please be warned that version 1.1 contains the malicious code.
Over the last few months, we have caught more than a dozen new plugins uploaded with malicious code. However, no system is perfect and we miss some. Anyone that says you can catch such code all of the time, would be straight lying. This is where the community helps play in to the protection equation.
As much as the community relies on us to help ensure a safer place to download their addons, modifications, and various plugins, we also rely on the community's feedback and help to report the things we miss. Instead of a blind hosting system like many other sites, we use...
Tonight we've been made aware of a decompiler vulnerability that allows people to effectively hide sections of code. This has been reported to both Procyon and Luyten. This may also affect other decompilers.
Unfortunately due to this we will be not be processing new files until a fixed or replacement decompiler can be found.
As of right now there is no known malicious code on DBO. However, due to the nature of this decompiler shortcoming we are unable to know conclusively.
A big thanks to korikisulda for bringing this to our attention.
Edit by Zeldo:
Korikisulda has posted a much more detailed post about how this works for those that are wondering. You can find it here:...
We have adapted our review process to look for this kind of exploit in the future. Unfortunately no matter how well we review plugins people will try and find new creative ways to add malicious content.
The plugin has been removed and the author banned.
If you downloaded and are using Magix, please remove it from your server.
Again we apologize for missing the exploit when checking the code.