Gold Linker Patch: Introduce the "retpoline" x86 mitigation technique for variant #2 of the speculative execution vulnerabilities disclosed today, specifically identified by CVE-2017-5715 and in some places called "spectre".

Florian Weimer
Mon Jan 8 18:20:00 GMT 2018

On 01/08/2018 07:10 PM, Sriraman Tallam wrote:
> * Static linking is out of question since we need to use PIE to enable
> ASLR and PIE+static linking is not supported.

glibc 2.27 and GCC 8 will support -static-pie.


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