[New-bugs-announce] [issue16632] Enable DEP and ASLR

Christian Heimes report at bugs.python.org
Fri Dec 7 11:23:01 CET 2012

New submission from Christian Heimes:

Python 3.3 doesn't use address space layout randomization [1] and data execution prevention [2] on Windows. ASLR and DEP make certain kinds of attacks harder. An attacker can't predict the address of functions or globals anymore and DEP helps against NOP sled attacks.

Python's test suite runs fine with DEP and ASLR on AMD64. I see a crash in test_capi and a couple of crashes in test_faulthandler but these don't seem to be related.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASLR
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Execution_Prevention

components: Windows
files: depaslr.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 177077
nosy: christian.heimes
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: test needed
status: open
title: Enable DEP and ASLR
type: security
versions: Python 3.4
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file28236/depaslr.patch

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