Glibc Heap Consistency Checking
robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Aug 1 20:10:04 PDT 2006
Heap Consistency Checking was added by default to glibc-2.4:
It uncovers (and aborts) bugs in several packages already, including the bug
in Gawk fixed by the segfault_fix patch, another in Irssi, another in Mysql,
another in Firefox, another in Gtk++, another in Curl, and certainly others.
This checking can be disabled or modified with the MALLOC_CHECK_ environment
I'm putting "* C0" in my /etc/limits so I don't have core files all over the
place until all this stuff gets patched :)
It looks like 2006 is the year for toolchain security features.
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