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

Le 09/08/2017 à 17:05, Dan Ritter a écrit :
On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 10:48:24AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

Interesting Thomas, but what the heck is PIE?

It is explained in the link posted by Thomas.

It's a security measure.

No, PIE is not a security measure per se. It just allows to map an run the executable code anywhere in the address space instead of at a fixed location, which is useful for shared libraries for example. This feature is also used by Address Space Layout Randomization, which is a security measure.