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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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