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Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 08:39:51 +0200
From: Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Re: Multiple libraries privilege checking

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 12:45:23AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 01:18:33PM +0200, Sebastian Krahmer wrote:
> > I uploaded a openssl-1.0.0d patch to
> > 
> >
> Thank you!
> > The prefered way is to check the dumpable flag via prctl() which
> > is detected by the config script.
> This is fail-open (at build time).  If the -e "/usr/include/sys/prctl.h"
> check somehow fails, we silently get an insecure build.  Of course,

Honestly, that was the easiest I could do in that time frame. The openssl
config is a bit weird to me and the openssl project is not even providing
distclean source tarballs for download (they contain symlinks etc.).
It is also rather meant as a help for upstream which they could use as a base.
I am sure they know better how to combine it with their config scripts
and I am happy with changes as long as our resulting binary contains
the hardening. I will try to ping the openssl developers about it.



~ perl
~ $_='print"\$_=\47$_\47;eval"';eval
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