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FreeBSD Red Zone
by vermaden on Wed 20th Jun 2007 21:40 UTC in reply to "Security"
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2006-11-18

BTW: There will be nice feature in FreeBSD 7 called Red Zone [buffer overflow detection]:

"RedZone, a buffer corruption protection for the kernel malloc(9) facility has been implemented. This detects both buffer underflows and overflows at runtime on free(9) and realloc(9), and prints backtraces from where memory was allocated and from where it was freed. For more details, see the redzone(9) manual page."

redzone(9) man: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=redzone&sektion=9&manpath=...

more about FreeBSD 7 here: http://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/CURRENT/relnotes/article.html

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