How does grsecurity improve Linux security?

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grsecurity is a collection of security patches for the Linux kernel. It enhances the security functionality of the kernel including adding a Role-Based Access Control system. It also adds a number of protections against common kernel-based attacks, enhances auditing capabilities on the system and adds considerable security to the chroot function that allows you to run certain processes in a "chroot jail."

I recommend reading the extensive Features section of the grsecurity web page at There is also a Wiki at

This was first published in January 2007

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