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.
Dig deeper on Linux news and updates
Related Q&A from James Turnbull
A user wants to implement OSSEC on a Windows server because he has no server side Linux operating system.continue reading
Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions and SELinux are best suited to different system requirements and administrator skill sets. Our security expert explains...continue reading
Configuring spam filters Spamassassin and dspam together in the email server Postfix is easy with the resources listed by our security expert.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.