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





On 08/09/2017 10:48 AM, 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.
Please take a look at the following URL:

https://wiki.debian.org/Hardening#DEB_BUILD_HARDENING_PIE_.28gcc.2Fg.2B-.2B-_-fPIE_-pie.29

It is a security feature which combines with ASLR to do full address 
space randomization.
> Thanks, you too.
>> Have a nice day :)
>>
>> Thomas
>
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

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