Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:23:09 -0800 From: Reed Loden <reed@...dloden.com> To: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: Offset2lib: bypassing full ASLR on 64bit Linux On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com> 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 ( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1076892), or it wouldn't have had to be backed out. ~reed
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