[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#368793: sysvinit: Overflow caused by strcpy()

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Thu May 25 14:39:55 UTC 2006

[Paul Seelig]
> I have no experience with this tool and unfortunately can't afford
> the time learning how to use it. Please forgive me that and please
> give me a suitable command line to enter for doing this.

Sure.  Use 'apt-get install valgrind' to install it, and then
'valgrind last' to run last within valgrind.

Even better would be to use a version of the last binary with debug
information, but that require a rebuild of the package and I will not
try to guide you through that. :)

> The Debian system on which this happened is an up to date unstable.
> I presume that i have to deinstall libsafe before?

I suspect libsafe and valgrind might get in each others way, but I am
not sure.  I would prefer you to test without libsafe, as I have heard
about fatal problems when using libsafe.

Petter Reinholdtsen

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