[CFT] SSP Package Repository available

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 20 16:34:30 UTC 2014

On 9/21/2013 5:49 AM, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> Ports now support enabling Stack Protector [1] support on FreeBSD 10
> i386 and amd64, and older releases on amd64 only currently.
> Support may be added for earlier i386 releases once all ports properly
> respect LDFLAGS.
> To enable, just add WITH_SSP=yes to your make.conf and rebuild all ports.
> The default SSP_CLFAGS is -fstack-protector, but -fstack-protector-all
> may optionally be set instead.
> Please help test this on your system. We would like to eventually enable
> this by default, but need to identify any major ports that have run-time
> issues due to it.
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffer_overflow_protection

We have not had any feedback on this yet and want to get it enabled by
default for ports and packages.

We now have a repository that you can use rather than the default to
help test. We need your help to identify any issues before switching the

This repository is available for:


It is not available for 8.4. If someone is willing to test on 8.4 I will
build a repository for it.

Place this in /usr/local/etc/pkgs/repos/FreeBSD_ssp.conf:

FreeBSD: { enabled: no }
FreeBSD_ssp: {
  url: "pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/ssp",
  mirror_type: "srv",
  signature_type: "fingerprints",
  fingerprints: "/usr/share/keys/pkg",
  enabled: yes

Once that is done you should force reinstall packages from this repository:

  pkg update
  pkg upgrade -f

Thanks for your help!
Bryan Drewery
On behalf of portmgr.

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