Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:08:10 +0100 From: Tim Brown <timb@...-dimension.org.uk> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Raphael Geissert <geissert@...ian.org> Subject: Re: RFC: changing the behaviour of ld.so(8) regarding empty items on LD_LIBRARY_PATH On Wednesday 29 September 2010 00:42:05 Raphael Geissert wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I have talked to one of the eglibc Debian maintainers about making ld.so > ignore empty items on LD_LIBRARY_PATH instead of treating them as '.', and > he doesn't have any objection. > > Although this is a behaviour change, I do not think there is any real case > where an empty item was added in purpose (I even have yet to see one that > uses '.'.) > We are therefore considering making this change starting with our next > stable release. > > What do the others think about it? do you think you would follow that > change too? > > This change has been proposed by some people multiple times along the > years, yet nothing has changed (not even properly discussed, I believe.) > Has this change ever been proposed to glibc upstream? (maybe the RedHat > people can help with this.) > > > There is a similar issue with $PATH, but we have no plans for it so far > (execvp(8) claims ":/bin:/usr/bin" is the default if $PATH is unset, in > some setups.) You have my vote, I proposed the very same on oss-security a couple of weeks back (http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/08/29/4). I'm actually working on a paper about exploiting the linker at the moment (seems many people don't fully understand it), I'll be more than happy to share it when it's complete. Tim -- Tim Brown <mailto:timb@...-dimension.org.uk> <http://www.nth-dimension.org.uk/> Download attachment "signature.asc " of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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