Openwall: Improving Security with the Openwall Patch

by Zeshan Ghory
Sept. 24, 2017 0 comments Symantec openwall

This article will examine the Openwall Linux kernel Patch, one of the best-known kernel hardening patches. It will explain how to install the patch and will examine its main features. Using the patch will require a basic understanding of how to recompile the kernel. Some of the explanations will assume a basic knowledge of the C programming language, but it is not essential to the usage of the patch. The patch proper is available under the GPL, other portions of the tarball are licensed differently. See the LICENSE file for further details.