'24 years after its release, NetBSD is getting a security upgrade --
specifically, Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). An anonymous
Support for Kernel ASLR was added on NetBSD-amd64 a few weeks ago.
KASLR basically randomizes the address of the kernel, and makes it
harder to exploit several classes of vulnerabilities [including
privilege escalations and remote code execution]. It is still a
work-in-progress, but it's already fully functional, and can be used
following the instructions on this post from the NetBSD blog. It will
be available starting from NetBSD 9, but may be backported to NetBSD 8
once it is stabilized.
NetBSD says they're the first BSD system to support ASLR.'
-- source: https://bsd.slashdot.org/story/17/10/21/0118226
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