Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Joseph Pingenot <trelane@××××××××××.net>
To: John Chronister <chron@××××××.cz>
Cc: gentoo-security@l.g.o, gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] propolice on amd64
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:22:41
In Reply to: [gentoo-security] propolice on amd64 by John Chronister
>From John Chronister on Monday, 19 January, 2004: >how do i get stack smashing protection on amd64? i am using the latest >experimental amd64 live cd. >-chron
You don't. IIRC, linux sets the stack noexec on amd64, and amd64 processors honor it. Remember the hullaballoo about Microsoft doing the same thing? Linux had it all along; just didn't have the advertising to call it something nifty and have the press talk about it as though it were a Great New Invention. The first noexec-stack that I remember is on Solaris; there may (probably was) an implementation before that. Many thanks to the amd64 kernel hackers! -Joseph -- Joseph===============================================trelane@××××××××××.net Graduate Student in Physics, Freelance Free Software Developer -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-security] propolice on amd64 Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>