March 15, 2016

Linux 4.6 Will Improve the Security of 32-bit Programs

Besides the 4.6 scheduler updates, another interesting pull request today by Ingo Molnar are the mm updates. 

Most notable to the mm pull request is the enabling of full ASLR randomization for 32-bit programs. Yes, about Address Space Layout Randomization. If you're not familiar with it, see Wikipedia

The enabling of full randomization on i386 and x86_32 was done by Hector Marco-Gisbert. He explained in the patch: 

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