[tex-live] TeX Live not using ASLR on Windows

Philipp Stephani p.stephani2 at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 24 11:24:38 CEST 2011

2011/9/24 Bernhard Kleine <bernhard.kleine at gmx.net>:
> Am Freitag, den 23.09.2011, 12:25 +0000 schrieb A A:
>> Hello,
>> Is there a reason why any of the tex-live components (texworks,etc.)
>> do not use ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization,
>> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Address_space_layout_randomization ) ? When I force its use through group policy, everything appears to be working fine. You can use this to test: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458544
> Hi,
> could you please rethink your mail: Myself, I have no idea about ASLR.
> If you want to advocate for this, you have to be more convincing, if
> not, so what?

What are you missing from the Wikipedia article? It is more or less
common knowledge that ASLR should be enabled for all applications on
all operating systems, except for debugging purposes.

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