On Wed, 2016-07-06 at 15:46 +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
elf[32|64]_updatenull would sanity check the e_type before allowing
update the phdrs. This prevents creating an ET_REL file with phdrs. It
also prevents creating any vendor specific ELF file having phdrs. We
only check this when updating/writing out the file. But we would just
in such file. Don't prevent people from creating unexpected ELF files.
elflint will warn for such files.
While writing a new testcase for this another bug was found that
prevented updating a just created phdr because elf_getphdrnum would
sanity check the phdr offset in the file (which doesn't exist yet).
Fix that by only doing such a sanity check if the phdrs haven't been
read in or created yet.
This second bug should have been found by the existing elfshphehdr
test, but that test contained a typo checking elf_getphdrnum.
It tested that the called failed when there were no phdrs, but then
elf_getphdrnum should simply succeed and return zero.
I pushed this to master.