Announcing security hardened kernels for testing
martin.pitt at canonical.com
Tue Jan 4 10:52:13 CST 2005
Markus Kolb [2005-01-04 16:57 +0100]:
> Martin Pitt wrote on Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 16:16:55 +0100:
> > Hello to all security addicts out there!
> > - Some programs (most notably X.org and OpenOffice.org) still rely on
> > executing writeable memory, so the PaX protection has to be
> > disabled for them. You have to install the "chpax" package and
> > execute the following commands before everything will work:
> Any ideas how long the list of "some" programs might be?
So far I heard that Java causes trouble. But I have never used Java,
so I cannot really tell. Otherwise I did not notice any problems, so
I think the list will stay relatively short.
As I said, I will try to integrate that into the kernel's and
package's installation scripts so that users don't have to do it
Martin Pitt http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer http://www.ubuntulinux.org
Debian GNU/Linux Developer http://www.debian.org
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