Bug 170906 - Review Request: pscan
Review Request: pscan
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adrian Reber
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-10-15 08:21 EDT by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-16 14:15:50 EDT
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Description Ville Skyttä 2005-10-15 08:21:55 EDT

PScan is a program which attempts to scan C source files for common
function abuses, which often lead to buffer overflows.
Comment 1 Adrian Reber 2005-10-16 06:18:12 EDT
* sources match upstream
* rpmlint is happy
* spec looks good
* clean installation and removal
* builds in mock


Oh, the summary is indeed correct: "Limited problem scanner" I have tried it on
some files on my system and it has not found even one problem :-)
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2005-10-16 06:54:55 EDT
Yep, the functionality is indeed quite limited, but sometimes useful anyway.   
For an example, run it eg. on the unpatched vanilla upstream sources of the 
latest up-imapproxy package in extras.  
Thanks for the review, imported; will build when the buildsys is in better  
shape again.  
Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2005-10-16 14:15:50 EDT
Successfully built for FC-4 and devel. 

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