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fstack-security-check

Determines whether the compiler generates code that detects some buffer overruns.

Syntax

Linux:
-fstack-security-check
-fno-stack-security-check
macOS:
-fstack-security-check
-fno-stack-security-check
Windows:
None
Arguments
None
Default
-fno-stack-security-check
The compiler does not detect buffer overruns.
Description
This option determines whether the compiler generates code that detects some buffer overruns that overwrite the return address. This is a common technique for exploiting code that does not enforce buffer size restrictions.
This option always uses an Intel implementation.
For a gcc-compliant version of this feature, see option
fstack-protector
.
Alternate Options
Linux
and
macOS*
: None
Windows:
/GS