"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."