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ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, statically linked, corrupted section header size

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[pflsml@vfx-lap-1][~/hype-1.3-redhat] - file hype
hype: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, statically linked, corrupted section header size
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by:arnold
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readelf -h hype
There error deals with file being unable to access/read the header section of the program.
The creators may have used this option to make it harder for individuals to reverse engineer/deconstruct their application.

It should run as intended.
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by:aashee
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i get below result , when i do this command.

[.......-lap-1][~/hype-1.3-redhat] - readelf -h hype
ELF Header:
  Magic:   7f 45 4c 46 01 01 01 00 4c 69 6e 75 78 00 00 00
  Class:                             ELF32
  Data:                              2's complement, little endian
  Version:                           1 (current)
  OS/ABI:                            UNIX - System V
  ABI Version:                       76
  Type:                              EXEC (Executable file)
  Machine:                           Intel 80386
  Version:                           0x1
  Entry point address:               0x8048080
  Start of program headers:          52 (bytes into file)
  Start of section headers:          0 (bytes into file)
  Flags:                             0x0
  Size of this header:               52 (bytes)
  Size of program headers:           32 (bytes)
  Number of program headers:         2
  Size of section headers:           0 (bytes)
  Number of section headers:         0
  Section header string table index: 0


so what's the purpose of running this command. it tells more details about the file. but what about the error?
please help ?
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This is the cause for the error:
Start of section headers:          0 (bytes into file)
Size of section headers:           0 (bytes)
Number of section headers:         0
Section header string table index: 0

In short the creator of the software added a section in their code to prevent/disguise the writing of the ELF header to make it harder for others to analyze and reverse engineer/disassemble the application.

Does the application work?
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by:aashee
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not it does not work. when i type ./hype

below error comes


[....@...-lap-1][~/hype-1.3-redhat] - ./hype
./hype: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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by:arnold
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This is a separate issue from the header corruption.

Did you receive an error during configuration or while running make or is this a compiled distribution.
You need to get the missing librarry.
yum search gtk2
yum install gtk2-x.y.z
This is what provides the missing library.
x.y.z represent the version available for your system.
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