Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 965523
BackupPC package should be built with PIE flags
Last modified: 2014-03-24 23:44:29 EDT
Description of problem:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#PIE says that "you MUST
enable the PIE compiler flags if your package has suid binaries...".
However, currently BackupPC is not being built with PIE flags. This is a
clear violation of the packaging guidelines.
This issue (in its wider scope) is being discussed at,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
You can use following programs to check if a package is hardened:
Steps to Reproduce:
Get scanner.py from https://github.com/kholia/checksec
$ ./scanner.py BackupPC-3.2.1-13.fc19.x86_64.rpm
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing BackupPC-3.3.0-2.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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BackupPC-3.3.0-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
BackupPC-3.3.0-2.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.