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Re: Buffer overflow prevention
From: Mariusz Woloszyn <emsi () ipartners pl>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:44:13 +0200 (EEST)

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Patrick Dolan wrote:

There is a flag for the Gnu C/C++ compilers, -fstack-protector, that will
implement ProPolice stack protection.  It should prevent stack smashing
techniques.

ProPolice (http://www.research.ibm.com/trl/projects/security/ssp/) is a
great tool that not only protects the return address on the stack, but
also changes the order of local variables and protects the function
arguments! It's a way better protector than StackGuard and is a way more
efficient than a "two stack approach", providing _almost_ as good
protection, which sometimes is even better!!![1]


[1]: it protects the local variables (pointer) and function arguments,
which neither StagGuard nor StackShield ("two stack approach") do.

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Mariusz Wo³oszyn
Internet Security Specialist, GTS - Internet Partners


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