|appending data to an executable binary email@example.com (2000-04-11)|
|Re: appending data to an executable binary firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-04-14)|
|Re: appending data to an executable binary email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2000-04-14)|
|Re: appending data to an executable binary firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-04-15)|
|From:||email@example.com (M Alex Colvin)|
|Date:||15 Apr 2000 10:30:45 -0400|
|Organization:||Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA|
> Is it possible in general to append data to the end of an existing
> executable binary or will doing that corrupt the binary?
obviously, not if someone else has also discovered this trick.
mac the naïf
[Good point. Some formats, notably ELF, have provision for user-defined
sections so you can embed any old junk you want in the executable itself.
Since this sort of hack is format-specific anyway, I'd suggest doing that
to avoid being bitten by someone else's appended data. -John]
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