The grsecurity “RAP” patch set

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The grsecurity developers have announced the
first release of the “Reuse Attack Protector” (RAP) patch set, aimed at
preventing return-oriented programming and other attacks. “RAP is
our -pending and best-in-breed defense mechanism against reuse
attacks. It is the result of years of research and into Control
Flow Integrity (CFI) technologies by PaX. The version of RAP present in the
test patch released to the public today under the GPLv2 is now
feature-complete.