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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:51:53 +0100
From: Till Maas <>
Subject: Re: Buffer Overflow warning with -fstack-protector and
 bigpatch (des3-cbc-sha1)

On Mo März 19 2007, Solar Designer wrote:

> Till, Erik - care to try fixing that function to make it work with
> -fstack-protector?

I will help as much as I can, but I am not that much of an c expert.

> > Btw. why are the patches distributed apart from john?
> You've identified one of the reasons - the quality is often inadequate.
> Other reasons include dependencies on external libraries (in this case
> it's libdes or OpenSSL) and licensing issues.

What are the licensing issues? As far as I understand GPL, the patches have to 
be GPL, too. Or are there patent issues, too?


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