paxctl - Tool that allows PaX flags to be modified on a per-binary basis

Distribution: ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository: ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name: paxctl
Package version: 0.5
Package release: 2-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 19.42 KB
Download size: 12.92 KB
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This is paxctl for controlling PaX flags on a per binary basis. PaX is an intrusion prevention system that provides the best protection mechanisms against memory corruption bugs. Some applications are not compatible with certain features (due to design or bad engineering) and therefore they have to be exempted from certain enforcements. It is also possible to use PaX in soft mode where none of the protection mechanisms are active by default - here paxctl can be used to turn them on for selected programs (e.g., network daemons, programs that process network data such as mail clients, web browsers, etc).



  • paxctl == 0.5-2:2012.0


    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install paxctl rpm package:
      # urpmi paxctl


    • /sbin/paxctl
    • /usr/share/doc/paxctl/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/paxctl/README
    • /usr/share/man/man1/paxctl.1.xz


    2009-09-08 - Thierry Vignaud <> 0.5-2mdv2010.0 + Revision: 433615 - fix installing (was installing system file instead of its own binary...) - rebuild + Gustavo De Nardin <> - 0.5 - build: easier to install manually than using make install