Bug 24470 - Warning: using insecure memory!
Warning: using insecure memory!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnupg (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-01-20 18:36 EST by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-20 18:36:36 EST
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Description Jeremy Katz 2001-01-20 18:36:33 EST
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
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-01-20 18:56:19 EST
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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