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From: tornaria <>
Subject: [ISSUE] [RFC] lint for invalid/insecure rpath in binaries and libraries
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 01:11:06 +0200	[thread overview]
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New issue by tornaria on void-packages repository

I'm compling a library that will "leak" the install directories in rpaths. I mean `/destdir/*`.

I catched it just by chance, so I wonder if it would make sense to check for that and warn/error for bad rpaths like those.

Here's a quick hack. I put this in `common/hooks/post-install/`. I'm not sure it belongs there or in `pre-pkg`, but seems to work ok there.

# check rpath
# see:

hook() {
        find ${PKGDESTDIR} -type f | while read f; do
        read -n4 elfmagic < "$f"
        if [ "$elfmagic" = $'\177ELF' ]; then
                        for rpath in $($OBJDUMP -p "$f"|awk '/RPATH/{print $2}'); do
                                case $rpath in
                                                msg_warn "invalid RPATH=$rpath in $lf\n"
                                                msg_normal "RPATH=$rpath in $lf\n"

Have a look at for a stricter approach, namely:
 - allow only rpaths not starting with /lib, /usr/lib,  $ORIGIN, etc.
 - for those, check that the actual path exists in the package.
 - everything else: warn (could be error, maybe with some way to skip)

Maybe some explanation in the manual would also be helpful, and a suggestion on how to fix it if it can't be disabled in configure/make. What I did was add `chrpath` to `hostmakedepends`, and run `chrpath -d FILES` from `post_install()`.

             reply	other threads:[~2021-08-30 23:11 UTC|newest]

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