Bug 24470 - Warning: using insecure memory!
Summary: Warning: using insecure memory!
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnupg
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-01-20 23:36 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-20 23:36:36 UTC


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Description Jeremy Katz 2001-01-20 23:36:33 UTC
Since gnupg is shipped non-suid, it always warns with "Warning: using
insecure memory!" every time it is invoked, which is a bit annoying.
Consider either suid gpg or patching so that the warning isn't given by
default.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-01-20 23:56:19 UTC
Use the --no-secmem-warning option.

I'm personally more worried about possible buffer overflows in GnuPG (how
ironic) than about people physically stealing my disks and examining my swap
space.  It's a trade off, but I think that it's quite right that we ship GnuPG
without the setuid bit.


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