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LinuxSecurity.com: Bell Labs libsafe Added to Slackware-current

Apr 26, 2000, 23:27 (2 Talkback[s])

"We are pleased to announce that today version 1.3 of Bell Labs' libsafe library was merged into the slackware-current "contrib" tree. libsafe replaces several standard C library functions with versions that have been hardened against buffer overflow exploits. As this type of exploit comprises many (perhaps most) of the security vulnerabilities that are discovered these days, and as libsafe is transparently used by most programs throughout the system, its inclusion greatly increases system security with minimal impact on the user."

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