OT: Bitdefender issues

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Mon Nov 15 18:30:03 GMT 2004

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Alessandro Bianchi wrote:

>> The problem is to do with a kernel security feature called exec-shield
>> to
>> solve the above problem you need to turn it off with the following
>> command
>> echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield
>> There is some more background info at
>> http://people.redhat.com/mingo/exec-shield/ANNOUNCE-exec-shield
>> Here come my questions :)
>> Has anybody else had this problem with bitdefender & FC2? (I think it
>> happened after upgrading to kernel-2.6.8-1.521)
> Hywel
> Same problem here and after playing with the bitdefender support team
> they emailed tha " a fix will be available soon".
> It was two months ago...
> They also confirm the problem is about the kernel...
> I don't think to have to low my defences for a buggy piece of software,
> so I stopped using bitdefender until they will fix it , but I wonder if
> it will ever happen.


Did you try to set and export the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.21 (or any other 
working version) before calling bdc?

I can't test this here because I am running RHEL 3 and we are still with 
kernel 2.4.


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