Bug 72196 - RFE: Please include libsafe
RFE: Please include libsafe
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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: 74524 75396 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-08-21 17:35 EDT by Wil Cooley
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-21 17:35:44 EDT
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Description Wil Cooley 2002-08-21 17:35:38 EDT
Description of Problem:

It would greatly promote system security if RH would include libsafe in future
versions of RHL.  Mandrake has been including it for some time, to no seemingly
ill effects.  IRC discussions with mharris revealed that it has been in
PowerTools in the past; I find no significant bugs here related to it.  I've
been using it in several RHL 7.2 and 7.3 servers, to no ill effects.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-21 18:00:08 EDT
No.

It's not sufficiently effective to be useful, and can lead to a false sense of
security due to compiler inlines and other optimizations.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-10-07 22:32:46 EDT
*** Bug 75396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-10-07 22:33:02 EDT
*** Bug 74524 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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