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[libtool 2.2.6] linking -static with uninstalled shared library generate

From: Stanislav Brabec
Subject: [libtool 2.2.6] linking -static with uninstalled shared library generates invalid rpath
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:06:06 +0100

When linking a binary which contains -static in its LDFLAGS and the
library is linked against an uninstalled library which does not contain
-static in its LDFLAGS and configure was called with --disable-static,
libtool generates invalid command line that embeds RPATH to the
uninstalled shared library location.

It could be considered even as a security issue, as such binary may load
malicious library from a possibly world writable area.

Attachment shows an example, where the final linking expands to:

/bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc  -g -O2 -static  -o hallolib 
hallolib-hallolib.o ./libhallo/libhallo.la 
libtool: link: gcc -g -O2 -o hallolib hallolib-hallolib.o  
./libhallo/.libs/libhallo.so -Wl,-rpath 

Guessing thet the correct line should be:
libtool: link: gcc -g -O2 -o .libs/hallolib hallolib-hallolib.o  
and wrapper should be written

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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