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VNUnet: Linux Fights Off Worms

Sep 29, 2003, 18:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roger Howorth)

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

"The forthcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 suite will include a new feature to thwart worms and hackers...

"The RHEL 3 server operating system, due to ship within weeks, includes a feature called Position Independent Executables (PIE). This is a modification to the Linux kernel developed by Red Hat to reduce the threat from worms and other buffer-overflow based attacks..."

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