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Re: Avice about the importance of heap overflow in hdf5


On Fri, 25 Nov 2016, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> Thank you for the information that it is glibc that "protect". Do we know
> that glibc in wheezy do this or is this a more recent thing?

AFAIK glibc does not "protect", it adds canaries to detect when it happens,
but it cannot avoid them. And it detects them possibly way later when
memory is freed (unless the overrun is done by glibc functions I guess).


But it's hard to find any official documentation about what glibc really does.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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