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All this stuff is unless when not used. What are the default CFLAGS in Ubuntu? The Red Hat
distros are known to use quite paranoid ones.
Ubuntu compile-time hardening
Posted Jul 21, 2008 8:33 UTC (Mon) by email@example.com (subscriber, #14112)
Ubuntu - poorer security than Fedora
Posted Jul 21, 2008 8:51 UTC (Mon) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
That isn't true, most is done by the kernel, only stack protection is useless when not
enabled, so buffer overflows are still a danger, but less if the kernel makes the stack
non-executable and randomizes the address space.
And as the poster below linked to, Ubuntu seems to enable those flags too.
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