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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:30:44 +0200
From: Sebastian Krahmer <krahmer@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: libdbus hardening

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 06:22:28PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 04:11:12PM +0200, Sebastian Krahmer wrote:
> > I am fine with either solution and would prefer upstream patches
> > anyway, but it turned out in past that nobody from upstream
> > is willing to add such patches.
> 
> If this is not for upstream and you only need it working on a particular
> distro with glibc, then why not use __secure_getenv()?

Indeed, if it is a exported symbol on the glibc versions we ship,
we should consider this. I remember a discussion that it was somehow
not available in the past.

Sebastian


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