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Re: When did Debian decide to enable PIE by default?




On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 10:48:24AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 August 2017 10:31:48 Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > 慕 冬亮 <mudongliangabcd@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > When does Debian Team, or Security Team decide to enable PIE by
> > > default?
> >
> > I guess it was one year ago. At least that's the dates one can see on
> >   https://wiki.debian.org/Hardening/PIEByDefaultTransition
> >
> Interesting Thomas, but what the heck is PIE?  I know about PAE, but PIE?  
> Whats it do?  Searching the above wiki returned only this thread.
> 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Position-independent_code

It's a security measure.

-dsr-