Log of /sys-apps/paxctl/paxctl-0.2.ebuild
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Sun Jun 25 15:22:36 2006 UTC
(7 years, 5 months ago)
Changes since 1.7: +1 -1 lines
- new version. This version obsoletes the need for chpax all together with the introduction of the -C flag which can create a new PT_PAX_FLAGS phdr in ELF 32/64 bit files
(Portage version: 3387-svn)
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Wed Feb 18 07:58:03 2004 UTC
(9 years, 10 months ago)
This is paxctl for controlling PaX flags on a per binary basis. PaX
is an intrusion prevention system that provides the best protection
mechanisms against memory corruption bugs. Some applications are not
compatible with certain features (due to design or bad engineering)
and therefore they have to be exempted from certain enforcements. It
is also possible to use PaX in soft mode where none of the protection
mechanisms are active by default - here paxctl can be used to turn
them on for selected programs (e.g., network daemons, programs that
process network data such as mail clients, web browsers, etc).
PaX and paxctl work on ELF executables, both of the standard ET_EXEC
and the newer ET_DYN kind (older PaX releases referred to the latter
as ET_DYN executables, these days they are called Position Independent
Executables or PIEs for short).
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