Bug 74524 - libsafe should be installed by default on Red Hat Linux
Summary: libsafe should be installed by default on Red Hat Linux
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 72196
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-09-25 23:07 UTC by brian medley
Modified: 2016-11-24 14:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-07 10:14:52 UTC
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Description brian medley 2002-09-25 23:07:47 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Description of problem:
libsafe is a library that detects buffer overflows and similar bugs in software.
 It does this by not requiring any modification to the operating system and
works with existing binary programs. Its method does not require access to the
source code of defective programs, nor does it require recompilation or off-line
processing of binaries. Furthermore, it can be implemented on a system-wide
basis transparently.  The source code to  libsafe version 2.0 is available under
the GNU Lesser General Public License.  It can be downloaded from

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download software.
3.Watch buffer overflows become minimized.

Actual Results:  Been running version 2.0 with RH 7.3 and haven't had any problems.

Additional info:

I didn't see where to post feature enhancements, so I used bugzilla.  I hope it
doesn't cause too much of a problem.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-10-07 10:14:45 UTC
Not a good idea.  Checkinstall doesn't work anymore with libsafe.


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-10-08 02:33:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72196 ***

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