Reply to post: Re: It doesn't matter that it doesn't relocate in RAM while running

NetBSD, OpenBSD improve kernel security, randomly

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Re: It doesn't matter that it doesn't relocate in RAM while running

But then how does Userland interact with the kernel without some way in, which an exploit can just as easily usurp? Customizing the kernel may help randomize jump points within the kernel, but you still need common interface points, unless you require all userland programs to be compiled against your custom kernel as well (which may not be possible if some of your userland programs are not open-source).

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