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  • v0.30 Changes

    December 26, 2018

    parseSymbolTables now parses SHT_DYNSYM in addition to SHT_SYMTAB

  • v0.29 Changes

    June 19, 2018
    • ➕ Add few more test cases
    • ✂ remove call to deprecated functions in binary
  • v0.28 Changes

    February 23, 2017

    Hi list,

    ✅ with below test program:

    🏗 ​/* test1.c: build with -g -O0 */
    include <stdio.h>

    static const char appmsg[] = "hello, world";

    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    {
    fputs(appmsg, stdout);

        return 0;
    

    }

    --- ✅ elf-test1.hs
    module Main where

    ✅ import qualified Data.ByteString as B
    ✅ import qualified Data.ByteString.Char8 as C

    import Control.Monad

    import Data.Elf

    ✅ testelf = "/tmp/test1"
    ✅ testelfsym = C.pack "appmsg"

    lookupSymbol1 _ [] = Nothing
    lookupSymbol1 sym (t:ts) =
    case (snd (steName t)) of
    Nothing -> lookupSymbol1 sym ts
    Just sname -> if sname == sym then Just t
    else lookupSymbol1 sym ts

    lookupSymbol _ [] = Nothing
    lookupSymbol sym (t:ts) =
    case (lookupSymbol1 sym t) of
    Nothing -> lookupSymbol sym ts
    t1 -> t1

    ✅ test1 elf symtab symbol = mapM_ (print) (elfSections elf)

    ✅ test2 elf symtab symbol =
    lookupSymbol symbol symtab

    ✅ test3 elf symtab symbol =
    lookupSymbol symbol symtab >>= \et ->
    findSymbolDefinition et

    mainloop elf symtab symbol =
    -- ✅ (test1 elf symtab symbol) >>
    ✅ print (test2 elf symtab symbol) >>
    ✅ print (test3 elf symtab symbol) >>
    return ()

    main = do
    ✅ contents <- B.readFile testelf
    👀 let elf = parseElf contents
    📜 symtab = parseSymbolTables elf

    ✅ mainloop elf symtab testelfsym

    ✅ the latest Data.Elf doesn't geive correct output as expected:

    output will be:

    Just (EST {steName = (9,Just "appmsg"), steEnclosingSection = Just (ElfSection {elfSectionName = ".fini", elfSectionType = SHT_PROGBITS, elfSectionFlags = [SHF_EXECINSTR,SHF_ALLOC], elfSectionAddr = 4195908, elfSectionSize = 9, elfSectionLink = 0, elfSectionInfo = 0, elfSectionAddrAlign = 4, elfSectionEntSize = 0, elfSectionData = "H\131\236\bH\131\196\b\195"}), steType = STTObject, steBind = STBLocal, steOther = 0, steIndex = SHNIndex 14, steValue = 4195924, steSize = 13})

    👀 From above, you can see the steEnclosingSection is wrong and offset by 1.

    The correct output should be:
    Just (EST {steName = (9,Just "appmsg"), steEnclosingSection = Just (ElfSection {elfSectionName = ".rodata", elfSectionType = SHT_PROGBITS, elfSectionFlags = [SHF_ALLOC], elfSectionAddr = 4195920, elfSectionSize = 17, elfSectionLink = 0, elfSectionInfo = 0, elfSectionAddrAlign = 4, elfSectionEntSize = 0, elfSectionData = "\SOH\NUL\STX\NULhello, world\NUL"}), steType = STTObject, steBind = STBLocal, steOther = 0, steIndex = SHNIndex 14, steValue = 4195924, steSize = 13})
    Just "hello, world\NUL"

    After check Elf.hs, I found there could be two issues:

    1. in sectionByIndex, (SHNIndex) should start from 0, not 1; this cause the steEnclosingSection from my exmaple offset by 1;
    2. in findSymbolDefinition, start should substract the sectionAddr (base address).
  • v0.27 Changes

    February 23, 2017

    🚀 This release is exactly the same as v0.27 from hackage (https://hackage.haskell.org/package/elf).
    📦 The package is no longer exist in github (by Erik Charlebois), thus (re-)creating this repo for maintaining purpose.