Wrapping dlsym. Copyright by h1web. Licensed under the GPL.
Today I've made an interesting discovery.
I found out how to wrap dlsym, which is kind of like the ELF equivalent to GetProcAddress.
This is interesting because it allows us to wrap several other functions that are being dynamically imported.
The concept was clear for me before, but a big problem occured. If you wrap dlsym, you somehow need to get the original address to dlsym to resolve the symbols the target program wants to resolve. But since we wrapped it, this is not possible anymore.
In fact it is. libc has a private backend to a lot of functions, including dlsym. So we just use that backend to solve that problem. The private function would be __libc_dlsym. It's declared like the normal one. Here's an example on what you can do with it. It's an ET wallhack:

/* dlsym wrap example.
   Copyright 2007, Henrik "h1web" Friedrichsen
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#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#define __USE_GNU
#include <dlfcn.h>
#include <GL/gl.h>

#include "sdk/cg_local.h"

typedef int (*syscall_t)(int callnum, ...);
syscall_t psyscall 0;
int syscall(int callnumintarg1intarg2intarg3intarg4intarg5intarg6intarg7intarg8intarg9intarg10)
refEntity_tent = (refEntity_t*)arg1;
ent->renderfx RF_DEPTHHACK;
        return (*

typedef void (*dllEntry_t)(void*);
dllEntry_t pdllEntry 0;
void dllEntry(voidsyscallptr)
psyscall = (syscall_t)syscallptr;

extern void *__libc_dlsym   (void *__map__const char *__name);
typedef void* (*dlsym_t)(void*, const char*);
dlsym_t pdlsym 0;
void *dlsym(void *handle, const char *symbol)
voidresult __libc_dlsym(handlesymbol); // the replacement we are going to use
if(!strcmp(symbol"dllEntry")) {
Dl_info info;
dladdr(result, &info) && strstr(info.dli_fname"cgame")) {
pdllEntry = (dllEntry_t)result;
                        return (