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Mitigating kernel vulnerabilities

Security expert James Turnbull offers resources for plug-ins to mitigate buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the kernel.

What built-in solutions exist for buffer overflow and other vulnerabilities mitigation in the Linux kernel?

There aren't any built in buffer overflow/stack protection tools in the Linux kernel as such. But there are a number of freely available add-ons that add this sort of functionality. There is an excellent article in Linux Journal on exactly this topic.

This was first published in May 2006

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