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RE: Buffer overflow prevention
From: noir <noir () gsu linux org tr>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 00:07:38 +0300 (EEST)

pros and cons of the two ? 
i think the comparison should be like "how much more does wOpenBSD lacks 
compared to PAX ?"

he might try to mean whatever but there is one thing obvious which is best 
known as "rip-off"

i think you should read this instead:

- noir

w as in http://stargliders.org/phrack/mmhs.jpg

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Avery Buffington wrote:

no, he ment W^X ("W xor X") but I'm not about to go into a comparison of the two or their pros and cons. 

second bullet of http://www.openbsd.org/33.html#new will explain W^X but 
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2003-04/1678.html will make you chuckle

-----Original Message-----
From: noir [mailto:noir () gsu linux org tr]
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 5:01 PM
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Buffer overflow prevention 

I believe that Mr. Raadt meant PAX by W^X. 
We all enjoy ascii art but I wanted to note that renaming somebody 
elses work is not so ethical.

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