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stable on amd64

1 # ChangeLog for sys-apps/paxctl
2 # Copyright 2000-2004 Gentoo Foundation; Distributed under the GPL v2
3 # $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/sys-apps/paxctl/ChangeLog,v 1.4 2004/06/30 23:01:22 agriffis Exp $
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5 21 Jul 2004; Travis Tilley <lv@gentoo.org> paxctl-0.2.ebuild:
6 stable on amd64
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8 30 Jun 2004; Aron Griffis <agriffis@gentoo.org> paxctl-0.2.ebuild:
9 sync IUSE (missing), glibc -> libc
10
11 *paxctl-0.2 (18 Feb 2004)
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13 18 Feb 2004; <solar@gentoo.org> :
14 This is paxctl for controlling PaX flags on a per binary basis. PaX
15 is an intrusion prevention system that provides the best protection
16 mechanisms against memory corruption bugs. Some applications are not
17 compatible with certain features (due to design or bad engineering)
18 and therefore they have to be exempted from certain enforcements. It
19 is also possible to use PaX in soft mode where none of the protection
20 mechanisms are active by default - here paxctl can be used to turn
21 them on for selected programs (e.g., network daemons, programs that
22 process network data such as mail clients, web browsers, etc).
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24 PaX and paxctl work on ELF executables, both of the standard ET_EXEC
25 and the newer ET_DYN kind (older PaX releases referred to the latter
26 as ET_DYN executables, these days they are called Position Independent
27 Executables or PIEs for short).

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