NX slams door on Linux buffer exploits
Source: Enterprise-Linux IT - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Host Security Buffer overflows that are part and parcel of applications that run on the Linux platform may not get the same attention as their Windows counterparts, but they exist and are just as dangerous. Hackers can use a worm to overflow a memory buffer and execute code of their choice. . . . Buffer overflows that are part and parcel of applications that run on the Linux platform may not get the same attention as their Windows counterparts, but they exist and are just as dangerous. Hackers can use a worm to overflow a memory buffer and execute code of their choice.

Last week, code contributors to the Linux kernel took a small but significant step toward curing the buffer overflow problem that not only enhances security on Linux, but beats Microsoft's inclusion of similar protection in Windows.

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