zlib security - permanent fix to the real problem?

Kevin Krumwiede krum at smyrnacable.net
Wed Mar 13 10:05:41 PST 2002


> This could be used then to safeguard against programs which
> compile in their
> own version of zlib (assuming it is set prior to building). You
> could set it
> when building any program as a precaution, but it's only really needed for
> those packages who are known to have the problem..

It's not a compile-time flag; setting it actually changes glibc's behavior
on the fly.

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