LXer: Security-Enhanced Linux Moving into Mainstream
Dec 20, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)
"Much publicity exists around NSA's open-source Security
Enhanced Linux. People have discussed it in articles, at various
conferences, in presentations and user group meetings. I made a few
attempts in the early days to have it work on a server or two
myself. After many frustrations, the closest I ever got to a
working version was Mark Westerman's laptop at the Boston
University Linux Desktop Conference in November 2003.
"Security Enhanced Linux enforces a mandatory access control
model of security. This differs from the discretionary model used
in UNIX and Linux operating system. SE Linux policies confine user
programs and system services to the least privilege they require to
do their jobs..."