Category Archives: gentoo

gentoo tinderbox

This page contains the text I would not like to repeat on each bug produced by the tinderbox. What is a tinderbox? Basically it is a machine that compiles 24/7. but I’d like to differentiate it in: – tinderbox – … Continue reading

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Why I stopped fuzzing research

If you followed me in the past, you may have noticed that I stopped fuzzing research. During this time many people have asked me why…so instead of repeating the same answer every time, why not write a few lines about … Continue reading

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Install Gentoo in less than one minute

I’m pretty sure that the title of this post will catch your attention…and/or maybe your curiosity. Well..this is something I’m doing since years…and since did not cost too much to make it in a public and usable state, I decided … Continue reading

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sys-kernel/grsecurity-sources available!

Is known that the grsecurity project since few weeks made available the grsecurity patches only for their customers. In the meantime some people made their fork of the latest publicly available patches. At Gentoo, for some reasons (which I respect) … Continue reading

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pax-utils: scanelf: out of bounds read in scanelf_file_get_symtabs (scanelf.c)

Description: pax-utils is a set of tools that check files for security relevant properties. A fuzz on scanelf exposed an out-of bound read. It was reported to vapier which fixed the issue immediately. Unfortunately I can’t get a symbolized ASan … Continue reading

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pax-utils: scanelf: out of bounds read in scanelf_file_textrel (scanelf.c)

Description: pax-utils is a set of tools that check files for security relevant properties. A fuzz on scanelf exposed an out-of bound read. It was reported to vapier which fixed the issue immediately. Unfortunately I can’t get a symbolized ASan … Continue reading

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<sys-libs/zlib-1.2.11 – possible data corruption

I don’t know if a news will be sent. A possibile data corruption was found on zlib 1.2.10. Please update your zlib to 1.2.11 and make sure you restart all services that are linked to zlib (a reboot may be … Continue reading

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An alternative to git bisect with Gentoo and the live ebuild

Git bisect is absolutely powerful, but sometimes is more comfortable use emerge instead of compile the software outside the package manager. That was my case with media-libs/jasper which I’m picking as example for this ‘howto’ So basically, you are running … Continue reading

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portage-utils: stack-based buffer overflow in qfile.c

Description: Portage-utils is small and fast portage helper tools written in C. I discovered that a crafted file is able to cause a stack-based buffer overflow. The complete ASan output: ~ # qfile -f qfile-OOB-crash.log ================================================================= ==12240==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: stack-buffer-overflow on … Continue reading

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Use an EOL Kernel

This could appear as a strange request, but seems there are people that need some EOL version(s) of the Kernel. I’m just answering to the request. Alternatively go to kernel.org and download the archive(s). This is strongly discouraged by upstream but there … Continue reading

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