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Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:18:35 -0800
From: Andy Lutomirski <>
Subject: Re: Offset2lib: bypassing full ASLR on 64bit Linux

On 12/05/2014 04:44 PM, Hanno Böck wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:43:44 -0500
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg-QLrU/> wrote:
>> i couldn't find a reference to this in the nautilus bugtracker, so i
>> just posted:
> I tried to dig into this a bit. I'm not really sure, but based on the
> output I assume nautilus is relying on file or libmagic to assess the
> file type.
> And that's what fails:
> $ file --mime-type pie
> pie: application/x-sharedlib
> It seems there is no really easy way to separate executables from
> shared libraries and whether this should be considered a bug in
> file/libmagic. The only thing I quickly found that would be possible is
> searching if a SONAME is present. libmagic uses some "magic" file
> format to parse files, I don't know if that's capable of such complex
> parsing.

Why does gcc and/or ld write a non-zero entry point?  If they didn't,
that would be an easy way to check.


> (oh, btw, this is one more reason to wipe out potential security bugs
> in file...)

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