fortify-headers

standalone fortify-source implementation
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What is it?
===========

This is a standalone implementation of fortify source[0].  It provides
compile time buffer checks.  It is libc-agnostic and simply overlays the
system headers by using the #include_next extension found in GCC.  It was
initially intended to be used on musl[1] based Linux distributions[2].


Features
========

- It is portable, works on *BSD, Linux, Solaris and possibly others.
- It will only trap non-conformant programs.  This means that fortify
  level 2 is treated in the same way as level 1.
- Avoids making function calls when undefined behaviour has already been
  invoked.  This is handled by using __builtin_trap().
- Support for out-of-bounds read interfaces, such as send(), write(),
  fwrite() etc.
- No ABI is enforced.  All of the fortify check functions are inlined
  into the resulting binary.


Sample usage
============

If you want to quickly test it, you can try something like the following:

cat > fgets.c <<EOF
#include <stdio.h>
int
main(void)
{
	char buf[BUFSIZ];
	fgets(buf, sizeof(buf) + 1, stdin);
	return 0;
}
EOF
cc -I<path-to-fortify-include-dir> -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=1 -O1 fgets.c
./a.out

At this point, the program will safely crash.


Supported interfaces
====================

FD_CLR
FD_SET
bcopy
bzero
confstr
fgets
fgetws
fread
fwrite
getcwd
getdomainname
getgroups
gethostname
getlogin_r
mbsnrtowcs
mbsrtowcs
mbstowcs
memcpy
memmove
mempcpy
memset
poll
ppoll
pread
read
readlink
readlinkat
realpath
recv
recvfrom
send
sendto
snprintf
sprintf
stpcpy
stpncpy
strcat
strcpy
strlcat
strlcpy
strncat
strncpy
ttyname_r
vsnprintf
vsprintf
wcrtomb
wcscat
wcscpy
wcsncat
wcsncpy
wcsnrtombs
wcsrtombs
wcstombs
wctomb
wmemcpy
wmemmove
wmemset
write


[0] http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2004-09/msg02055.html
[1] http://www.musl-libc.org/
[2] http://git.alpinelinux.org/cgit/aports/commit/?id=067a4f28825478911bb62be3b8da758d9722753e