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The changes in this release are as follows:
This release includes the new segmentation-based implementation of
non-executable pages from the PaX team, which has all of the features
of the previous page-based implementation, yet without the
performance hit. The learning mode and new ACL features have been
refined, and the ACL system has undergone a rewrite of the core code,
which resulted in a 10x performance increase and much better
stability. Gradm, the userspace ACL administration tool, has also
been updated for this release.
grsecurity is a complete security system for Linux 2.4 that implements
a detection/prevention/containment strategy. It prevents most forms
of address space modification, confines programs with least privilege
via its process-based ACL system, hardens syscalls, and provides many
of the OpenBSD randomness features. It has auditing capabilities and
a netfilter module designed to thwart portscans and OS
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