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Re: [suse-security] Problem with sslwrap
  • From: "Gordon F. Cichon" <gordon@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 06:17:22 +0100
  • Message-id: <3A370662.15A2D6C5@xxxxxxxxxx>
Roman Drahtmueller wrote:
> > Sorry, that was a typo. Sure, I said sslwrap. As I said, the program
> > runs fine when started from within the debugger. But I can't run
> > sslwrap/gdb from within inetd. Also, sslwrap is intended to make the
> > thing secure, and this behaviour isn't very promising, is it?

> It smells like a shared library is missing. Cryptic, I know, it could at
> least say so. Strange, though, since it isn't linked against something
> special.
> This is what it looks like on my SuSE-7.0 system:
> for i in ldd file "ls -la"; do $i /usr/sbin/sslwrap;done
> => /lib/ (0x40023000)
> /lib/ => /lib/ (0x40000000)
> /usr/sbin/sslwrap: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1,
> dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 760575 Jul 12 04:10 /usr/sbin/sslwrap
> The ldd command most likely fails. If so, use strace to see what happens.
> Repeat it after running `ldconfig┬┤ as root.
> Try `rpm -V sslwrap┬┤. Output means removal and reinstallation of the
> package.

Hi Roman,

yes, a missing library was also the first thing I thought. However, (1.)
the ldd command you mentioned works.
> ldd /usr/sbin/sslwrap => /lib/ (0x40026000)
/lib/ => /lib/
(2.) the program works perfectly fine when started from the debugger. I
did :
> echo set args -cert /usr/ssl/certs/cert.pem -port 143 -accept 993 \
> > .gbdinit
> gdb /usr/sbin/sslwrap
(gdb) run
This works!

So, I assume that there is some unitialized memory in this program. Gdb
clears all allocated memory before use which in the runtime does not
happen. This is a common cause if program fail only without debugger.


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