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Help Net Security: Trusted Debian v1.0 Officially Released

Apr 23, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mirko Zorz)

"The Trusted Debian project aims to create a highly secure but usable Linux platform. To accomplish this, the project will use currently available security solutions for Linux (like kernel patches, compiler patches, security related programs and techniques) and knit these together to a highly secure Linux platform.

"The main focus of release 1.0 has been on fixing many (but not all) buffer overflow problems. Buffer overflows have been a popular way to break system security for years. A large portion of the Linux exploits found on the Internet today involve buffer overflows.

"Trusted Debian is the first project to add this kind of protection to a major Linux distribution. There is no other UNIX system which adds the same kind of protection against buffer overflows and at the same time protects against some less well-known or even some unknown problems..."

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