Red Hat Security Blog: September 2018 archives

  • Security Technologies: FORTIFY_SOURCE

    FORTIFY_SOURCE provides lightweight compile and runtime protection to some memory and string functions (original patch to gcc was submitted by Red Hat). It is supposed to have no or a very small runtime overhead and can be enabled for all applications and libraries in an operating system. The concept is basically universal meaning it can be applied to any operating system, but there are glibc specific patches available in gcc-4 onwards. In gcc, FORTIFY_SOURCE normally works by replacing some...
    Posted 2018-09-26T13:30:00+00:00 - 0