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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

Joey Hess wrote:
> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > > general           28850  gettext: security problem when used in setuid programs [0]  (debian-devel@lists.debian.org)
> > 
> > Everyone who has a package with a setuid program or something that runs
> > as root should check if it uses gettext, and if so recompile it with
> > the latest gettext installed. Please not that this is not necessary for
> > programs that use the gettext from libc6.
> Could a lintian check be written to check for this, perhaps?

Not that I can think of.  How can I check if a binary is linked statically
to gettext?  The binaries are stripped, so I don't have symbol information.

Richard Braakman

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