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Ubuntu - poorer security than Fedora

Ubuntu - poorer security than Fedora

Posted Jul 17, 2008 15:48 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Ubuntu - poorer security than Fedora by i3839
Parent article: Ubuntu, security response, and community contributions

Other parts of exec-shield, like the 'ASCII armoring' (to make it 
impossible to embed the address of a function in a shared library in an 
string and then get it into an overflowed string via C string-handling 
functions) haven't gone upstream yet :( I wonder why not?


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Ubuntu - poorer security than Fedora

Posted Jul 17, 2008 16:04 UTC (Thu) by riel (subscriber, #3142) [Link]

IIRC Linus made it clear that he did not want them.  I do not remember the reason, but it made
sense at the time :)


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