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Re: non-exec stack
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 08:44:32PM -0600, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> | non-executable stacks can now be found on the following architectures:
> | i386
> | sparc
> | sparc64
> | alpha
> | macppc
> | and also on the hppa, which is not a real release yet.
> | the snapshots that are up contain this code.
> I've recently built -current (got from CVS on 20020722).. how can I
> tell if my install has non-executable stacks ? Given that the
> snapshots are from the same date (at least on my local mirror), I
> guess I've got them now but is there some way to tell (other then
> failing at trying to use (exploit) an executable stack) ?
> Interesting developments .. thanks to the developpers for their code
> and time.
Use the damn source tree to find out?
Use the damn commit logs?
Use the damn mailing list archives to find out from previous posters
who asked this ridiculous question?
And what will you find? Snapshot binaries sometimes contain developments
before they are commited.