Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74524
libsafe should be installed by default on Red Hat Linux
Last modified: 2016-11-24 09:59:12 EST
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
3.Watch buffer overflows become minimized.
Actual Results: Been running version 2.0 with RH 7.3 and haven't had any problems.
I didn't see where to post feature enhancements, so I used bugzilla. I hope it
doesn't cause too much of a problem.
Not a good idea. Checkinstall doesn't work anymore with libsafe.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72196 ***