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Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:59:59 +0200
From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: libdbus hardening

Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 07/17/2012 12:08 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> 
>> Note that GNU libc will likely change the name to secure_getenv.
>> Upstream does not want to document __secure_getenv as-is.
> 
> This will be part of glibc 2.17.  autoconf instructions are available here:
> 
> <http://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Tips_and_Tricks/secure_getenv>

Now the next step would be to make glibc automatically use secure_getenv
when running setuid root and require programs to explicitly call
insecure_getenv() or something like that :-)

cu
Ludwig

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