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Mon Aug 9 12:31:06 2010 UTC (4 years, 3 months ago) by blueness
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1 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 <!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/metadata.dtd">
3 <pkgmetadata>
4 <herd>hardened</herd>
5 <maintainer>
6 <email>blueness@gentoo.org</email>
7 <description>Primary Maintainer</description>
8 </maintainer>
9 <longdescription>Test suite for the PaX kernel patch
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
12 application and does not implement any enforcement. Especially buffer overflow
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
15 making it harder to succesfully exploit buffer overflows.
16
17 Furthermore, it adds several randomisations, which also make it harder for
18 buffer overflows to succeed.
19
20 The test programs test all this functionality, but not all PaX functionality
21 is covered.
22
23 For more information about PaX, see http://pageexec.virtualave.net/.
24 </longdescription>
25 </pkgmetadata>

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