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Introduction to PIE Executables

A position independent executable, or a PIE executable is a conglomerate between a dynamically linked shared library and a classic "executable" having a main function.

These executables are called dynamically linked shared executables.

The dynamic linker is responsible for symbol resolution of unresolved symbols for any kind of dynamically linked executable, whether an ET_EXEC or ET_DYN executable.

References

Original Debian Hardened Wiki PIE article

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