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SubjectRe: [PATCH] this patch add a possibility to add a random offset to the stack on exec.

On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 13:47:31 +0100 (BST)
Alan Cox <> wrote:

>> "Add a possibility to add a random offset to the stack on exec. This
>> it slightly harder to write generic buffer overflows. This doesn't
>> give any real security, but it raises the bar for script-kiddies and
>> really cheap."

AC> Its so slight its useless, and the randomness makes it hard to verify
AC> you
AC> fixed a problem. Remember once an exploit appears a box will get
AC> hundreds of times - someone will get the right offset 8)

You want to tell, that running 2 process one directky after another( like
exploits do),
and esp will be the same, even with random addition? It's impossible.

But i quite understand your position in this question :(.

AC> There is another good reason for offseting stacks within the page -
AC> especially the kernel stacks which is to avoid things like each apache
AC> task sleeping with wait queues on the same cache colour

WBR. //s0mbre
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