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SubjectRe: [Announcement] "Exec Shield", new Linux security feature
On Fri, 02 May 2003, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> We are pleased to announce the first publically available source code
> release of a new kernel-based security feature called the "Exec Shield",
> for Linux/x86. The kernel patch (against 2.4.21-rc1, released under the
> GPL/OSL) can be downloaded from:

Am I the only one under the impression that this looks as though this
had waited for OpenBSD 3.3 to say "Blbrrrrrrrrp! we're first to have
stack protection in the kernel and don't need to hack gcc." (Their W^X
isn't enabled on the i386 architecture, but is due (on i386) in 3.4.)
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