how about formatguard in lfs-2.4.X ?

Stefan Hoffmeister linuxfromscratch.mailinglist at Econos.de
Fri Jan 19 01:56:37 PST 2001


: On Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:37:06 +0100, Jan Stifter wrote:

>formatguard is a patch against glibc-2.2.
>it is a big security enhancement (disables the popular format bug
>attacks). because all programs need recompiling, 

This is a major drawback of formatguard; a library by the name of - IIRC -

  libsafeformat

written by someone at AT&T will do the same without recompiling all
applications.


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