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Morris: Networking in NSA Security-Enhanced Linux

Jan 24, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Morris)

"In this article we take a look at how SELinux can help increase the security of networked systems, as well as the design and implementation of its network-specific security controls. We then walk through an example of using SELinux policy to lock down a simple network application.

"SELinux provides strong general security for networked systems. It allows systems to be locked down tightly so that services have only the minimum set of rights required to operate. This implementation of the principle of least privilege helps contain security breaches arising from buggy code, malicious code, user error and malicious users..."

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