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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:12:44 +0200
From: Casper.Dik@...cle.COM
Subject: Re: Perl 5.32.0 mishandling of rpath and runpath tokens 

>Hi Everyone,
>Perl mishandles rpath tokens $ORIGIN, $LIB and $PLATFORM. Also see
>Building on Linux or Solaris with LDFLAGS that includes a rpath or runpath:
>    -Wl,-R,$ORIGIN/../lib -Wl,-R,$HOME/tmp/ok2delete/lib
>results in a rpath or runpath similar to below (Solaris is shown):
>    # From $HOME/perl-5.32.0 directory
>    $ elfdump | grep PATH
>    [10]  RUNPATH         0xaf4d
>    [11]  RPATH           0xaf4d
>Now the interesting thing here is, $ORIGIN was expanded to nothing and
>/../lib is just /lib. And Solaris /lib directory contains old
>libraries, like zLib 1.2.8 and Bzip 1.0.6. zLib 1.2.8 and Bzip 1.0.6
>have CVEs against them. So rather than use the new zLib and Bzip in
>$HOME/tmp/ok2delete/lib, Perl uses the old ones with CVEs in /lib.

The current version shipped with Solaris are zlib 1.2.11  and bzip2 1.0.8.

>Perl stated they won't fix the problem. Also see
>The best workarounds I have found is to run patchelf (Linux) or
>editelf (Solaris) on all programs and libraries after 'make' and
>before 'make check', and after 'make check' and before 'make install'.
>The procedure has to happen twice because Perl rebuilds some things
>after 'make', including some shared objects built during 'make check'.

There is another possible solution on Solaris by setting the following 
variables in the environment:

	LD_UNSET="-R/../lib"    (drops -R/../lib; multiple options can be

	LD_OPTIONS='-R$ORIGIN/../lib' (multiple options possible here too)

/tmp$  cc foo.c -o foo -R/fuz -R/bar -R/blah
/tmp$ dump -Lv foo | grep RPATH
[5]     RPATH           /fuz:/bar:/blah
/tmp$  LD_OPTIONS=-R/foo/bar LD_UNSET="-R/fuz -R/bar"  cc foo.c -o foo -R/fuz -R/bar -R/blah
ld: warning: unsetting option '-R/fuz': LD_UNSET directed
ld: warning: unsetting option '-R/bar': LD_UNSET directed
/tmp$ dump -Lv foo | grep RPATH                                                 [5]     RPATH           /foo/bar:/blah


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