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Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:43:44 -0500
From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
Subject: Re: Offset2lib: bypassing full ASLR on 64bit Linux

On 12/05/2014 05:15 PM, Reed Loden wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 7:09 AM, Daniel Micay <> wrote:
>> Mozilla has no excuse for not enabling PIE for Firefox, because 99% of
>> the code is in dynamic libraries already. It has no performance impact.
> For the record, Mozilla tried it several months ago and had to back it out.
> "Nautilus (the file manager) can't open PIE executables, which makes
> distributing PIE executable essentially impossible."
> (which caused

i couldn't find a reference to this in the nautilus bugtracker, so i
just posted:


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