Re: [dev] portable photoshop-like lite application based on C?

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 19:07:31 +0100 wrote:
> Considering that he probably _actually_ executes the very same gimp-2.8
> binary all the time, your concern is misplaced. This attack is highly
> situational, requiring the attacker to cause someone to encounter a
> binary that they would not otherwise execute and to be curious about
> what libraries it uses.
> "Don't run ldd on an unknown binary you wouldn't execute" becomes "don't
> run ldd ever on anything" - the cargo cult at its finest. I propose not
> allowing untrusted binaries to be placed in /usr/bin in the first place.

You're perfectly right. I just wanted to share this link since it came to mind
and I found it an surprising fact, what ldd really does, when I found out about
it. I had no „don't use ldd“ intention. ;)

Received on Tue Dec 03 2013 - 19:07:31 CET

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