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".

Sriraman Tallam via binutils binutils@sourceware.org
Mon Jan 8 18:22:00 GMT 2018


On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:20 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.

Cool, thanks!  Did not know that :).

Sri

>
> Thanks,
> Florian



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