A seatbelt for server software: SELinux blocks real-world exploits

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Mon Feb 25 16:34:50 UTC 2008


An extensive report on the real world advantages of SELinux. A must read 
if you care about security (and you should).


"Linux security experts are reporting a growing list of real-world 
security situations in which the US National Security Agency's SELinux 
security framework contains the damage resulting from a flaw in other 
software. These so-called "mitigations" are showing that a Linux feature 
that began as an esoteric security measure is starting to prove its worth"

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