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Re: [suse-security] Will SuSE support stack smashing protection one day?
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:13:32 +0100
  • Message-id: <20041230131332.GA1187@xxxxxxx>
On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 08:59:56PM +0100, Thomas Biege wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 05:43:49PM +0100, Malte Gell wrote:
> > On Wednesday 29 December 2004 13:00, Thomas Biege wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > We evaluated various solutions. The problem is that some are very
> > > intrusive and most can be bypassed.
> > >
> > > We are aware of the fact that we *need* such a protection and are
> > > working hardly to get it done.
> >
> > thanx, interesting answer ;-) I guess it suggests SSP isn't the best
> > solution in your view, I've just read some positive things about it and
> > this initially led to my question.
>
> We didn't checked SSP AFAIK.

SSP is also called IBM Stackprotector after reading google again.

We had a look at it, but the inclusion criteria for us is that
is also included in upstream gcc. According to rumors
IBM is working on that, but I doubt we will see that before
gcc 4.1.

Ciao, Marcus
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