[clug] OSX + wireless security...

Robin Humble robin.humble+clug at anu.edu.au
Wed May 13 12:47:40 GMT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:06:18PM +1000, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> Address Space Layout Randomisation
> Microsoft Windows Vista uses Address Space Layout Randomisation, which  
> Mac OS X does not, Microsoft Windows XP does not, and neither do Debian 
> or Ubuntu Linux distributions. Of course, the ASLR is turned off for 
> Internet Explorer (the application most likely to be exploited), so the 
> argument is moot.
> There are versions of Linux or other operating systems available that  
> perform ASLR in various incarnations (eg: "Hardened Gentoo", OpenBSD).

f10 has this, RHEL5 too.
  % cat /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space

seems deeply undocumented though... not sure what 2 means. I only know
about it 'cos Intel's ClusterOpenMP doesn't play nicely with it.


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