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Re: Portable OpenSSH: Dangerous AIX linker behavior (aixgcc.adv)
From: Darren Tucker <dtucker () zip com au>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 11:48:23 +1000

Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:39:49 +1000, Damien Miller <djm () mindrot org>  said:
1. Systems affected:

      Users of Portable OpenSSH prior to 3.6.1p2 on AIX are affected
      if OpenSSH was compiled using a non-AIX compiler (e.g. gcc).

This is the same problem as I spotted in Sendmail 8.10.  Basically,
somewhere, linking is being done with "-L. -lfoo" or similar (in sendmail's
case, it was -L../otherdir type stuff).

Yes, and your sendmail advisory was one of the sources of information I
used when preparing the fix.

Workaround/fix:  Link with "-bnolibpath -blibpath:/usr/local/lib:/usr/lib"
or similar.

OpenSSH already specified -blibpath *EXCEPT* when CC=gcc (thus, binaries
compiled with xlc were safe).  GCC doesn't understand -blibpath.

Configure now tries using -blibpath, -Wl,-blibpath and -Wl,-rpath (for
xlc, GCC + native ld and GCC + GNU ld respectively).  If none of these
work it will abort.

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