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Re: Exec Shield for Linux 2.6.x.y?

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On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 04:11:49PM -0400, Josh Bressers wrote:
 > > Dear Fedora developers or Experts!
 > > 
 > > Can you tell me if these is an Exec Shield kernel patch for most recent 2.6 
 > > series vanilla kernels being able to do full ALSR functionality, including 
 > > the relocation of PIE binaries?
 > > 
 > > When I look at Ingo Molnar's Exec Shield patch web page
 > > (http://people.redhat.com/mingo/exec-shield/), I got the impression that a
 > > fully featured Exec Shield patch set exists only for the 2.4 series of the
 > > Linux kernels. Am I correct?
 > > 
 > 
 > Without knowing all the nitty gritty details, I believe this is because a
 > subset of the initial 2.4 patch is included in upstream 2.6.
 > 
 > I would suggesting asking one of the Fedora kernel guys, or Ingo if you
 > want to know for sure.  This list is primarily for dealing with security
 > vulnerabilities in Fedora.  I doubt anyone on this list knows enough about
 > the working of Exec Shield to feel comfortable answering your question.

You can find a version that always applies to latest upstream
(give or take a few days lag time after a point release)
in the Fedora CVS.
There's pointers on http://people.redhat.com/davej/

	Dave

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