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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/metadata.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/metadata.dtd">
3<pkgmetadata> 3<pkgmetadata>
4 <herd>hardened</herd> 4 <herd>hardened</herd>
5 <maintainer> 5 <maintainer>
6 <email>solar@gentoo.org</email> 6 <email>blueness@gentoo.org</email>
7 <description>Primary Maintainer</description> 7 <description>Primary Maintainer</description>
8 </maintainer> 8 </maintainer>
9<longdescription>Test suite for the PaX kernel patch 9 <longdescription>Test suite for the PaX kernel patch
10 PaX is a Linux kernel patch which adds much stricter control on how memory 10 PaX is a Linux kernel patch which adds much stricter control on how memory
11 is being used by applications. A normal Linux kernel leaves the control to the 11 is being used by applications. A normal Linux kernel leaves the control to the
12 application and does not implement any enforcement. Especially buffer overflow 12 application and does not implement any enforcement. Especially buffer overflow
13 attacks benefit from the absense of kernel enforced memory control. PaX tries 13 attacks benefit from the absense of kernel enforced memory control. PaX tries
14 to do its best to enforce this control of memory used by applications, thereby 14 to do its best to enforce this control of memory used by applications, thereby
15 making it harder to succesfully exploit buffer overflows. 15 making it harder to succesfully exploit buffer overflows.
16 . 16
17 Furthermore, it adds several randomisations, which also make it harder for 17 Furthermore, it adds several randomisations, which also make it harder for
18 buffer overflows to succeed. 18 buffer overflows to succeed.
19 . 19
20 The test programs test all this functionality, but not all PaX functionality 20 The test programs test all this functionality, but not all PaX functionality
21 is covered. 21 is covered.
22 . 22
23 For more information about PaX, see http://pageexec.virtualave.net/. 23 For more information about PaX, see http://pageexec.virtualave.net/.
24</longdescription> 24 </longdescription>
25</pkgmetadata> 25</pkgmetadata>

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