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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?

  • From: E.B. Dreger
  • Date: Wed Jan 29 13:06:03 2003

RAS> Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 12:36:22 -0500
RAS> From: Richard A Steenbergen

RAS> Note I'm making a distinction between fixing the string
RAS> libraries to handle overflow situations better, and changing
RAS> the entire OS to do array bounds checking. One is good, the
RAS> other is not.

Okay.  I'll buy that.

On a somewhat similar note, it's too bad x86 lacks native support
for diasbling PROT_EXEC.  That wouldn't solve everything, but it
would help.  (I recall a paper on some funky asm-foo to implement
it, but only skimmed it...)

The real definition of layered security:  We needn't worry about
that here, because another layer will take care of it.

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