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Re: Anyone protecting the stack?

From: David Rhodus <drhodus@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:40:24 -0400

On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 09:28 PM, Bill Huey (hui) wrote:

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 06:15:12PM -0700, Kip Macy wrote:
Anything doing dynamic translation is going to need to generate and
execute code outside of its code segment. I don't know this for sure,
but probably even VMWare does this as there are a number of privileged
x86 instructions that don't trap. I would probably just make it
controlled by a securelevel or sysctl. How many people want to run java
on a locked down machine? Those select few could just disable it at
kernel configure time.

Java is a pretty secure inside the VM core itself. It's when you start
Actually most vendors push that statement, but in reality that has been
proven to be a false statement.

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