Fix for SID / cygstart issue #7

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I fixed the issue that required running Pageant with cygstart (as discussed at I was inspired by a recent code change in Putty that was solving a similar issue -- see

I tried applying that code as-is, but it didn't quite work. I modified it to copy over the entire security descriptor instead of just the SID, and that did the trick. I also simplified the load_system32_dll function from Putty to minimize the amount of dependencies I had to copy over.

I emailed the Putty guys about it and hopefully they'll incorporate the change as well. Let me know if you have any questions...

@russelldavis russelldavis Set the security info for the file mapping to the same as
Pageant's process, to make sure Pageant's SID check will pass.
Fixes the problem that required running Pageant with cygstart
in order for charade to work.
wesleyd commented Feb 24, 2011

Nice one. Thanks very much. I've merged that in. (Finally!! Apologies for the delay!)

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