Library for dealing with ITSS/CHM format files
CHMLIB is a library for dealing with ITSS/CHM format files. Right now, it is
a very simple library, but sufficient for dealing with all of the .chm files
I've come across. Due to the fairly well-designed indexing built into this
particular file format, even a small library is able to gain reasonably good
performance indexing into ITSS archives.
chmlib is a small library designed for accessing MS ITSS files. The ITSS file
format is used for Microsoft Html Help files (.chm), which have been the
predominant medium for software documentation from Microsoft during the past
several years, having superceded the previously used .hlp file format.
Note that this is NOT the same as the OLE structur
Changes from 0.37 to 0.38
- Fix for reading some chm files. Running over a large directory of chm
files, about 1% of them turned out to be unreadable. This resulted from
an incomplete understanding of one of the header fields (index_root).
Apparently, this can take negative values other than -1.
- Security fix for extract_chmLib. Pathnames containing a ".." element
Jed Wing <email@example.com>
includes modified LZX code from cabextract-0.5 by Stuart Caie.
iDEFENSE for reporting the stack overflow vulnerability.
Palasik Sandor for reporting and fixing the LZX buffer overrun vulnerability.
David Huseby for enhancements to the chm_enumerate functionality.
Vitaly Bursov for compilation fixes for x86-64.
Vadim Zeitlin for a patch
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