Adding Static Findutils

Greg T Hill greghill at terranova.net
Fri Sep 8 13:08:04 PDT 2000


jdinardo at ix.netcom.com wrote:

> Installwatch preloads versions of open , link ... systems functions. This technique can only work if the programs doing the open are NOT statically linked.
> Therefore , Installwatch will start to work as soon as you replace
> static linked fileutils with dynamically linked fileutils. Fileutils contains
> things like cp , mv , install which are the commands causing most of the
> output tracked by installwatch. BTW , this program works using the feature
> of ldso , glibc which is causing the glibc 2.1.3 security problem.
>
> Jerry Dinardo

Makes more sense, but does this mean that if glibc is patched, Installwatch will no longer work?   This can't be limited to glibc-2.1.3, can it? Installwatch
has been around a couple of years unmodified, since 1998.

Greg T Hill

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