pax-utils - Security-focused ELF files checking tool

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename pax-utils_0.8.1-1_amd64.deb
Package name pax-utils
Package version 0.8.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel::machinecode implemented-in::c interface::commandline misc role::program scope::utility works-with-format::TODO works-with::software:running
License -
Maintainer Tomasz Buchert <>
Download size 69.82 KB
Installed size 267.00 KB
This is a small set of various PaX aware and related utilities for ELF
binaries. It can check ELF binary files and running processes for
issues that might be relevant when using ELF binaries along with PaX,
such as non-PIC code or executable stack and heap.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pax-utils_0.8.1-1_i386.deb 0.8.1 i386 Debian Main
pax-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcap2 >= 1:2.10


Type URL
Binary Package pax-utils_0.8.1-1_amd64.deb
Source Package pax-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pax-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pax-utils




2014-09-22 - Tomasz Buchert <>
pax-utils (0.8.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.8.1 (Closes: #755907)
* Updates to debian/* files
* New maintainer (thanks Yves-Alexis!)
2011-10-08 - Yves-Alexis Perez <>
pax-utils (0.2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- don't disable tests.
- switch to dpkg-dev 1.16.1 hardening flags support
* debian/control:
- add build-dep on python, needed for running test suite.
- drop hardening-includes build-dep, add build-dep on dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.1)
and update debhelper build-dep for compat mode 9.
* debian/compat bumped to 9.
* debian/patches:
- 01_fix-endianness-hurd added, fix include leading to endianness problems
on hurd-i386. Thanks Pino Toscano!                        closes: #644607
2011-10-06 - Yves-Alexis Perez <>
pax-utils (0.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/watch updated to track .xz tarballs.
2011-08-03 - Yves-Alexis Perez <>
pax-utils (0.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- replace chpax by paxctl in suggests.
- use linux-any in libcap-dev build-dep.                    closes: #634786
- update standards version to 3.9.2.
2011-02-20 - Yves-Alexis Perez <>
pax-utils (0.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.                                       closes: #605375
* Adopt the package, thanks Rémi for the previous work.       closes: #600958
* debian/control:
- update debhelper build-dep to 7.0.50~ (for overrides).
- update standards version to 3.9.1.
- drop cdbs build-dep.
* debian/compat bumped to 7.
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* debian/rules:
- switch to dh7 tiny rules.
- pick {C,LD}FLAGS from dpkg-buildflags.
- add hardening flags to {C,LD}FLAGS.
- add --as-needed, -O1 and -z,defs to LDFLAGS.
- override dh_auto_test since there's no tests available.
- override dh_auto_clean which will call distclean first and remove the
* debian/watch updated to the new upstream repository.
2008-08-02 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <>
pax-utils (0.1.16-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to libcap2-dev.
* Update standards version to 3.8.0.
2007-10-17 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <>
pax-utils (0.1.16-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Added Homepage debian/control header.
2007-06-03 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <>
pax-utils (0.1.15-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added XS-Vcs-Svn field.
* Update standards version to
2006-12-13 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <>
pax-utils (0.1.15-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- no non-DFSG content anymore,
- _GNU_SOURCE fix no longer needed.
2006-10-06 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <>
pax-utils (0.1.13.dfsg.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't build-depends on libcap-dev on Hurd and kFreeBSD.

See Also

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paxctl_0.9-1_amd64.deb new PaX control program for using the PT_PAX_FLAGS marking
paxtest_0.9.11-2_amd64.deb Test suite for the PaX kernel patch
pbnj_2.04-4_all.deb a suite of tools to monitor changes on a network
pbuilder-uml_0.215+nmu3_amd64.deb user-mode-linux version of pbuilder
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