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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:37:39 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Pavel Kankovsky <>
To: Tim Brown <>
Subject: Re: DLL hijacking on Linux

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010, Tim Brown wrote:

> the key point is that an empty directory specification statement in
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH, PATH (and probably others) is equivalent to $CWD.

And there is also the infamous DT_RPATH (and DT_RUNPATH) that makes it
possible to hardwire unsafe paths into executable files themselves.
This happens quite often and I find it very disturbing.

Pavel Kankovsky aka Peak                          / Jeremiah 9:21        \
"For death is come up into our MS Windows(tm)..." \ 21st century edition /

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