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Prelink and address space randomization

Prelink and address space randomization

Posted Jul 7, 2006 0:49 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Prelink and address space randomization by oak
Parent article: Prelink and address space randomization

prelinking only the most used binaries won't necessarily help; that will necessarily prelink libc and ld.so as well, and while these will benefit from ASLR when a non-prelinked app is run, if the attacker can wander around the libc's ELF structures it can determine what its preferred load address is in any case, even though it wasn't actually loaded there.

Personally, I prelink non-network-exposed systems only (and make my network-exposed systems stripped-down UML instances).


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