Fedora Will Better Secure Its Packages
Phoronix: Fedora Will Better Secure Its Packages
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has voted in favor of making a change to its packaging system that affects the compiler flags for how the RPM packages are built and will further improve the security of Fedora packages...
so does Debian
This compiler flag was part of the hardening release goal for Wheezy and affected security related packages. However, hardening flags are used by many more packages meanwhile.