Stack Smashing Protection - are we obsolete?

Tomasz Pala gotar at
Fri Sep 18 11:19:53 CEST 2015

I've been searching this for an hour now but can't find any discussion on
this - why do we have (rpm/

%_ssp_cflags	-fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4

instead superior -fstack-protector-strong which seems to be taken as
default in many distros, even on gcc level?

Tomasz Pala <gotar at>

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