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Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 23:28:07 +0200
From: Mathias Krause <>
Subject: Re: Re: It looks like there will be no more public
 versions of PaX and Grsec.

On 2 May 2017 at 16:22,  <> wrote:
> Hi David, I read your paper [1] about how RAP wouldn't defend against
> data-only attacks. Do you plan on contributing your PT-Rand mitigation to
> That was never mentioned in the grsec RAP announcements for obvious
> marketing reasons. With KERNSEAL not being public no one can verify its
> effectiveness either.

That's nonsense. RAP's scope was made clear from the beginning,
focusing on control flow integrity, i.e. prevent unintended code
reuse. Just look at [1], page 6 and see for yourself that data-only
attacks are out-of-scope for RAP.



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