[LLVMdev] How to stop symbol searching without aborting

Cédric Venet cedric.venet at laposte.net
Fri Jun 5 13:05:38 PDT 2009

> An LLVM program can call any address, valid or not. If the programmer
> figures out the address of one of those "forbidden" functions, he can
> call it. You may write some pass for detecting suspicious constructs and
> reject them, but solving the problem the right way looks very hard or
> impossible to me, mostly because you want to use LLVM code generated by
> a C/C++ compiler.

you may want to take a look at
The paper look promising. I didn't try there implementation
http://code.google.com/p/nativeclient/ . The license is new BSD.
Will it is currently developped for the web, it could be useful for any 
applications which does not trust its plugins.



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