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Re: RFC: Longjmp vs LD_POINTER_GUARD revisited
> From: email@example.com (Frank Ch. Eigler)
> Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:13:49 -0500
> Mark Kettenis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> [...]
> > Isn't it a bit ridiculous that glibc, which is a GNU project, makes
> > the life of GDB, another GNU project, so difficult?
> Well, it's nothing personal. If glibc made it trivial decrypt this
> stuff on demand, it'd be just as easy for an attacker. Maybe this is
> a case for something akin to libthread_db.
That's not quite the point I wanted to make. I merely wanted to point
out that glibc implemented this security measure (and apparently keeps
changing it) without considering the debugability of processes.