Contributed by jose on from the smash-and-spolit dept.
"As theo announced on misc@, non-executable stack support is available in the most recent snapshots for most platforms. In other words, say goodbye to the vast majority of buffer overflow attacks against OpenBSD machines :-) "The text of the message is here:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: non-exec stack From: Theo de RaadtNote that none of the other non-exec stacks out there (Solaris, OpenWall, Pax, etc) are immune to all problems, but this does raise the bar for attackers.
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 20:44:32 -0600 non-executable stacks can now be found on the following architectures: i386 sparc sparc64 alpha macppc and also on the hppa, which is not a real release yet. the snapshots that are up contain this code.
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