So how safe is Firefox these days?

jimbob palmer jimbobpalmer at
Sun Mar 22 18:35:18 UTC 2009

2009/3/22 Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at>:
> jimbob palmer wrote:
>> Thanks Rahul.
>> So the selinux policy doesn't really confine it?
>> Does firefox still do tricks with executable memory, and does it use
>> address space randomisation?
>> I read somewhere that Firefox was top of the list for security bugs on Fedora.
> SELinux policy confines it to some extend but all browsers fundamentally
> tend to be more vulnerable to security issues in any operating system.
> Google Chrome's idea of sandboxing ever tab is more safer even though it
> uses more memory.
> Rahul

Okay. With regard to compiler side protection (randomisation or
whatever the name is), hardening. Does Firefox use that?

Do any browsers available for Linux do sandboxing with webkit or similar?

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