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SubjectRe: Disturbing news..
Shawn Starr <> said:
> Well, why can't the ELF loader module/kernel detect or have some sort of
> restriction on modifying other/ELF binaries including itself from changing
> the Entry point?

Because there are quite valid reasons for "normal" programs (e.g., ld(1)
and other binary-futzing tools) to do so. No, I don't want a paranoic
system where I (regular user) can't do this to my own files using a random
binary editor. An executable is just a normal file in Unix, can't get
around this without seriously breaking lots of stuff.
Dr. Horst H. von Brand
Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513
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