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Re: Security features

Dawid Gajownik wrote:


I've been reading recently lwn.net and I've found this article → http://lwn.net/Articles/160380/ I knew about this patch restricting acces to /dev/mem but I did not know that it prevents rootkits! IMHO this should be mentioned in the Release Notes: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc5/test1-latest-en/#sn-security

Actually, there should be more hype about Fedora's security features¹. For instance, FC5 uses Stack Smashing Protector. I think that it's worth mentioning it in the Announcement of Fedora Core 5².

Fstack-protector is already mentioned in http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc5/test1-latest-en/#sn-security. I will include more comprehensive information about the other security features to the wiki and link from the release notes - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Beats/Security. Could highlight such overviews better in further announcements. You are already in the edit group for the Fedora wiki. If you want to include such information yourself see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/WikiEditing

Thank you for bringing this up to the list.


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