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Address space layout randomization

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  1. a computer security technique which involves randomly arranging the positions of key data areas, usually including the base of the executable and position of libraries, heap, and stack, in a process's address space

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  2. hinders some types of security attack by preventing an attacker being able to easily predict target addresses

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  3. Several mainstream, general purpose operating systems implement ASLR

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  4. The first design and implementation (and indeed the coining of the term ASLR) was made public in July, 2001 by the PaX project

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  5. remains the most complete implementation, providing also kernel stack randomization from October 2002 onward

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