Dissecting ConfuserEx – Invalid metadata

The latest paper in my series. It just explains a bit what the Invalid metadata protection does, and how it affects decompilers etc. I don’t go over how to fix everything manually since it’s not only self-explanatory but de4dot is able to do it automatically, so I don’t see the point.

Introduction

This protection works by injecting “dummy” metadata into the assembly which the decompilers then try to parse and read. They crash since the metadata is not actually pointing to anything real.

Read it here: Dissecting ConfuserEx – Invalid metadata

Also added to the Dissecting ConfuserEx paper series blog entry.

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