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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Randomize kernel base address on boot
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:13:54AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 05/27/2011 10:10 AM, Dan Rosenberg wrote:
> >
> > Just to play devil's advocate, how is it easier for a local attacker to
> > figure out where kernel internals are if it's been relinked vs.
> > randomized at load time, assuming we follow through on fixing the info
> > leaks?
> >
> You can read the on-disk kernel file and find out.

If we're still operating under the assumption of "defend against non-root",
distros can trivially make the on-disk kernels 0400.


Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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