What is it
libparanoia is a library which wraps calls to insecure
functions to functions with the same semantic, names and functionality, with
only one difference from original ones: new functions prevents stack
frames corruption - that functionality i need to prevent possible stack
overflows and return-into-libc attacks.
There are also a little script to add these
functionality to libc.
The functions which considered insecure is:
but that list can be extended.
Installation: get the tarball with sources ( see
If you need just standalone library ( called libparanoia ) you
need just to type
make ; make install
If you want to add that functionality to
you can use
./copy-to-libc to copy patched
files to libc sources ( i did not create a patches to all
libc versions.. this script is smart enough to work with about any
FreeBSD libc ( tested 2.1.0-2.2.8, 3.0) ). You can configure
some functionality editing this script. After that, follow
the script instructions.
Compatibility: written to FreeBSD,
but can be easily ported to any x86 unix ( it depends on x86 stack
organisation and assembler ). Porting to non-x86 platforms may be not so
ftp://ftp.lexa.ru/pub/domestic/snar/ with BSD-style license.
Thanks: Oleg Panaschenko for original idea.
Author: Alexandre Snarskii <firstname.lastname@example.org>