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Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:23:09 -0800
From: Reed Loden <>
To: oss-security <>
Subject: Re: Offset2lib: bypassing full ASLR on 64bit Linux

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Daniel Micay <> wrote:

> I don't really see how this would prevent Mozilla from shipping a
> browser with ASLR. The Tor browser has been shipping a fork of Firefox
> built as a position independent executable for ages. It doesn't impact
> users because they're either starting it via a .desktop file or the
> command-line.
> The support for desktop icons in Nautilus is deprecated / disabled by
> default with only a hidden dconf preference to enable it. If you really
> want to support the workflow of opening up the file manager, navigating
> to the binary and double-clicking it then using a wrapper script is a
> quite obvious solution.

Obviously, some users are running into it (, or it wouldn't have
had to be backed out.


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