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    SubjectRe: [Announcement] "Exec Shield", new Linux security feature
    On Fri, 2 May 2003, Florian Weimer wrote:

    > Davide Libenzi <> writes:
    > > Ingo, do you want protection against shell code injection ? Have the
    > > kernel to assign random stack addresses to processes and they won't be
    > > able to guess the stack pointer to place the jump.
    > If your software is broken enough to have buffer overflow bugs, it's
    > not entirely unlikely that it leaks the stack address as well (IIRC,
    > BIND 8 did).

    Leaking the stack address is not a problem in this case, since the next
    run will be very->very->very likely different.

    - Davide

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