problem with Elf32_Ehdr

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problem with Elf32_Ehdr

SandeepKsinha
Hello everyone,
I am trying to overwrite the e_entry on an executable's elf header and
change the flow of control with the following piece of code :

                Elf32_Ehdr *self = (Elf32_Ehdr *)0x8048000;
                printf("%x",(self)->e_entry);
                (self)->e_entry = (Elf32_Addr)0x00000000;

This piece of code is present in a pre loaaded shared library.

But the problem is that even after changing the address of the
e_entry, the actual main function of the executable a.out is getting
executed. BUt if the address of this e_entry is getting changed then
how the control is finally reaching _lib_start_main and finally to
main().
I tried overwriting it with 0x0000000 still it worked.


The command given for execution is :

#LD_PRELOAD="./lib1.so" ./a.out


Where does the loader takes the address of _start before passing control to it ?
please help !

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Regards,
Sandeep





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