Grsecurity is a suite of patches released under the GNU General Public License, available for the Linux kernel and will help with the security enhancements for Linux. This suite of patches offers four main benefits:

  • Configuration-free operations
  • Protection against a large variety of address space change bugs
  • It includes an access control list system and a number of auditing systems that are quite comprehensive to meet all sorts of demands
  • It is able to interact with multiple operating systems and processor architectures

The grsecurity software is free and its development began in 2001, by first porting a number of security enhancing patches from the Openwall Project. It was first released for the 2.4.1 Linux kernel version and since then, ...

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