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Bug 339901 - sci-astronomy/xephem _FORTIFY_SOURCE indicates presence of overflow
Summary: sci-astronomy/xephem _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: 2010-10-06 07:13 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-10-11 20:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

Build log (xephem-3.7.4:20101005-231757.log,23.69 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-06 07:13 UTC, Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)

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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-10-06 07:13:15 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 2010-10-06 07:13:34 UTC
Created attachment 249712 [details]
Build log
Comment 2 Kacper Kowalik (Xarthisius) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-10-11 20:36:05 UTC
+*xephem-3.7.4-r1 (11 Oct 2010)
+  11 Oct 2010; Kacper Kowalik <> -xephem-3.7.2.ebuild,
+  xephem-3.7.3.ebuild, -xephem-3.7.4.ebuild, +xephem-3.7.4-r1.ebuild,
+  +files/xephem-3.7.4-overflows.patch:
+  Fix buffer overflow wrt bug 339901. Thanks to Diego for the report.
+  Respect CC. Drop old. Add explicit RDEPEND=