Glibc 2.25 Now Available With getrandom(), Better Stack Smashing Protection
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 5 February 2017 at 11:37 AM EST. Add A Comment
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Glibc 2.25 was tagged this Sunday in Git as the newest feature release to the GNU C Library.

New features to glibc 2.25 include getentropy() and getrandom() functions, several other new functions, new math.h features, support for OpenBSD's explicit_bzero, most of glibc can now built with the stack smashing protector enabled, expanded coverage of GDB pretty printers, some new tunables, and a range of other work.

The change-log in Git notes as well that glibc 2.25 has nearest integer functions added, max-min magnitude functions, various new macros, total order functions, some security related changes, and a number of bugs were fixed.

Glibc 2.26 is now open for development.
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