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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
See for example VideoLAN, http://milw0rm.com/exploits/7051 which has none of these flags above and is trivially exploitable.
MinGW and why Linux users should care
Posted Nov 19, 2008 15:13 UTC (Wed) by cde (guest, #46554)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 15:37 UTC (Wed) by jreiser (subscriber, #11027)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 15:38 UTC (Wed) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 17:46 UTC (Wed) by jdahlin (guest, #14990)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 18:59 UTC (Wed) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 17:00 UTC (Wed) by rwmj (subscriber, #5474)
Longer term, we want to add / fix all of these features in GCC and the toolchain, stack protection, NX, address space randomization, etc.
Using Visual Studio isn't an option for Fedora because of its non-free status, no matter how good the security features may be.
(I am "Richard" in the article).
Posted Nov 19, 2008 17:45 UTC (Wed) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
IIRC at least the NX compatibility and address randomisation are flags. If Microsoft are going to get praise for the improved backwards compatibility, they deserve all the blame for applications that don't get the benefits.
Providing suitable linker flags for MinGW that produce suitably flagged PE executables (perhaps by default) would be nice, but it shouldn't be difficult to do it by hand meanwhile.
Posted Nov 20, 2008 13:09 UTC (Thu) by PaXTeam (subscriber, #24616)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 22:32 UTC (Wed) by danpb (subscriber, #4831)
(OT) Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition runs well under WINE
Posted Nov 23, 2008 0:04 UTC (Sun) by qu1j0t3 (guest, #25786)
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