Thursday, 10 July 2014


Hi folks.
During my free time I wanted to see the "status" of BSD and decided to dedicate an old laptop for OpenBSD. It is worthy, apart of its secure reputation, nothing fancy installed, everything is consistent and rocks solid.

The ASLR implementation is quite good and helpful to detect some "nasty" hidden bugs :-) and with MALLOC_STATS enabled (thanks Mr Moerbeek ... OpenBSD does not have Valgrind, not yet at least ...) for the memory leaks, I have all I need :-).

Then I checked the ASLR status for FreeBSD, the last BSD without it (I know FreeBSD since 2004 and I expect ASLR implementation on it since those years, while Linux has it since quite long time and it rocks solid ...). Still nothing ! But ... will be for the next 11 branch and can be set on/off not only globally but for a specific jail for example !

Awesome and quite interesting ... I am looking for it.

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