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An Analysis of the Windows PE Checksum Algorithm

, 7 Mar 2008
An Analysis Demonstrating the PE Checksum is an Additive Checksum based on RFC 1071
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CRC32
CRC32
CRC32.suo
notepadaltered.zip
NOTEPAD.EXE
notepadoriginal.zip
NOTEPAD.EXE
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PEChecksum.exe
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PE Checksum
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PEChecksum.suo
Sample.suo
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>
<VisualStudioProject
	ProjectType="Visual C++"
	Version="8.00"
	Name="PEChecksum"
	ProjectGUID="{3B8CA613-DA3D-4DA7-B775-45876DB1DACC}"
	RootNamespace="PEChecksum"
	Keyword="MFCProj"
	>
	<Platforms>
		<Platform
			Name="Win32"
		/>
	</Platforms>
	<ToolFiles>
	</ToolFiles>
	<Configurations>
		<Configuration
			Name="Debug|Win32"
			OutputDirectory="$(SolutionDir)$(ConfigurationName)"
			IntermediateDirectory="$(ConfigurationName)"
			ConfigurationType="1"
			UseOfMFC="1"
			CharacterSet="1"
			>
			<Tool
				Name="VCPreBuildEventTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCCustomBuildTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCXMLDataGeneratorTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCWebServiceProxyGeneratorTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCMIDLTool"
				PreprocessorDefinitions="_DEBUG"
				MkTypLibCompatible="false"
				ValidateParameters="false"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCCLCompilerTool"
				Optimization="0"
				AdditionalIncludeDirectories="&quot;C:\Crypto++ 5.5.1&quot;"
				PreprocessorDefinitions="WIN32;_WINDOWS;_DEBUG"
				MinimalRebuild="true"
				BasicRuntimeChecks="3"
				RuntimeLibrary="1"
				UsePrecompiledHeader="2"
				WarningLevel="3"
				Detect64BitPortabilityProblems="true"
				DebugInformationFormat="4"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCManagedResourceCompilerTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCResourceCompilerTool"
				PreprocessorDefinitions="_DEBUG"
				Culture="1033"
				AdditionalIncludeDirectories="$(IntDir)"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCPreLinkEventTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCLinkerTool"
				LinkIncremental="2"
				AdditionalLibraryDirectories="&quot;C:\Crypto++ 5.5.1&quot;"
				GenerateDebugInformation="true"
				SubSystem="2"
				TargetMachine="1"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCALinkTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCManifestTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCXDCMakeTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCBscMakeTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCFxCopTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCAppVerifierTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCWebDeploymentTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCPostBuildEventTool"
			/>
		</Configuration>
		<Configuration
			Name="Release|Win32"
			OutputDirectory="$(SolutionDir)$(ConfigurationName)"
			IntermediateDirectory="$(ConfigurationName)"
			ConfigurationType="1"
			UseOfMFC="1"
			CharacterSet="1"
			WholeProgramOptimization="1"
			>
			<Tool
				Name="VCPreBuildEventTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCCustomBuildTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCXMLDataGeneratorTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCWebServiceProxyGeneratorTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCMIDLTool"
				PreprocessorDefinitions="NDEBUG"
				MkTypLibCompatible="false"
				ValidateParameters="false"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCCLCompilerTool"
				AdditionalIncludeDirectories="&quot;C:\Crypto++ 5.5.1&quot;"
				PreprocessorDefinitions="WIN32;_WINDOWS;NDEBUG"
				MinimalRebuild="false"
				RuntimeLibrary="0"
				UsePrecompiledHeader="2"
				WarningLevel="3"
				Detect64BitPortabilityProblems="true"
				DebugInformationFormat="3"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCManagedResourceCompilerTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCResourceCompilerTool"
				PreprocessorDefinitions="NDEBUG"
				Culture="1033"
				AdditionalIncludeDirectories="$(IntDir)"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCPreLinkEventTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCLinkerTool"
				LinkIncremental="1"
				AdditionalLibraryDirectories="&quot;C:\Crypto++ 5.5.1&quot;"
				GenerateDebugInformation="true"
				SubSystem="2"
				OptimizeReferences="2"
				EnableCOMDATFolding="2"
				TargetMachine="1"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCALinkTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCManifestTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCXDCMakeTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCBscMakeTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCFxCopTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCAppVerifierTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCWebDeploymentTool"
			/>
			<Tool
				Name="VCPostBuildEventTool"
			/>
		</Configuration>
	</Configurations>
	<References>
	</References>
	<Files>
		<Filter
			Name="Source Files"
			Filter="cpp;c;cc;cxx;def;odl;idl;hpj;bat;asm;asmx"
			UniqueIdentifier="{4FC737F1-C7A5-4376-A066-2A32D752A2FF}"
			>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\PEChecksum.cpp"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\PEChecksumDlg.cpp"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\stdafx.cpp"
				>
				<FileConfiguration
					Name="Debug|Win32"
					>
					<Tool
						Name="VCCLCompilerTool"
						UsePrecompiledHeader="1"
					/>
				</FileConfiguration>
				<FileConfiguration
					Name="Release|Win32"
					>
					<Tool
						Name="VCCLCompilerTool"
						UsePrecompiledHeader="1"
					/>
				</FileConfiguration>
			</File>
		</Filter>
		<Filter
			Name="Header Files"
			Filter="h;hpp;hxx;hm;inl;inc;xsd"
			UniqueIdentifier="{93995380-89BD-4b04-88EB-625FBE52EBFB}"
			>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\PEChecksum.h"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\PEChecksumDlg.h"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\Resource.h"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\stdafx.h"
				>
			</File>
		</Filter>
		<Filter
			Name="Resource Files"
			Filter="rc;ico;cur;bmp;dlg;rc2;rct;bin;rgs;gif;jpg;jpeg;jpe;resx;tiff;tif;png;wav"
			UniqueIdentifier="{67DA6AB6-F800-4c08-8B7A-83BB121AAD01}"
			>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\res\PEChecksum.ico"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\PEChecksum.rc"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\res\PEChecksum.rc2"
				>
			</File>
			<File
				RelativePath=".\res\Sample.ico"
				>
			</File>
		</Filter>
	</Files>
	<Globals>
		<Global
			Name="RESOURCE_FILE"
			Value="PEChecksum.rc"
		/>
	</Globals>
</VisualStudioProject>

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