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Bug 336601 - sci-astronomy/wcstools _FORTIFY_SOURCE indicates presence of overflow
Summary: sci-astronomy/wcstools _FORTIFY_SOURCE indicates presence of overflow
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Related Packages
Depends on:
Blocks: fortify-source
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Reported: 2010-09-09 14:44 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-09-10 10:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Build log (wcstools-3.8.1:20100909-134016.log,81.53 KB, text/plain)
2010-09-09 14:44 UTC, Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)

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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-09-09 14:44:26 UTC
You're receiving this bug because the package in Summary has produced _FORTIFY_SOURCE related warnings indicating the presence of a sure overflow in a static buffer.

Even though this is not always an indication of a security problem it might even be. So please check this out ASAP.

By the way, _FORTIFY_SOURCE is disabled when you disable optimisation, so don't try finding out the cause using -O0.

Your friendly neighborhood tinderboxer
Comment 1 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-09-09 14:44:39 UTC
Created attachment 246598 [details]
Build log
Comment 2 Kacper Kowalik (Xarthisius) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-09-10 10:26:31 UTC
+*wcstools-3.8.1-r1 (10 Sep 2010)
+  10 Sep 2010; Kacper Kowalik <>
+  -files/wcstools-3.7.0-fix-leaks.patch, -wcstools-3.7.7.ebuild,
+  -files/wcstools-3.7-autotools.patch, -wcstools-3.8.1.ebuild,
+  +wcstools-3.8.1-r1.ebuild, +files/wcstools-3.8.1-autotools.patch,
+  +files/wcstools-3.8.1-format.patch, +files/wcstools-3.8.1-implicits.patch,
+  +files/wcstools-3.8.1-invalid_free.patch,
+  +files/wcstools-3.8.1-overflows.patch:
+  Fix multiple QA issues: implicit function declarations, invalid free,
+  overflows, wrong printf format. Fixes bug 336601. Thanks to Diego for the
+  report. Drop old.