Red Hat Security Blog: December 2012 archives

  • Position Independent Executable (PIE) Performance

    Position Independent Executables (PIE) use randomization as an exploit mitigation technique against attacks on return oriented programming. In my previous post I discussed the effects that PIE has on ELF binaries and how they are executed. In this entry I will discuss how I gathered information about program startup times and share some of my findings. The Linux loader has a great feature that allows you to gain some insight into what actions are taken during a program's execution. I used this...
    Posted 2012-12-12T13:00:23+00:00 - 0