[ubuntu-hardened] Re: Collecting NX information

Arjan van de Ven arjan at infradead.org
Mon Mar 28 12:37:38 CST 2005

> As I understand, PT_GNU_STACK uses a single marking to control whether a
> task gets an executable stack and whether ASLR is applied to the
> executable.

you understand wrongly.

PT_GNU_STACK just sets the exec permission for the stack (and the heap
now mirrors the stack). Nothing more nothing less.

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