NSA motives

Ivan Gyurdiev ivg2 at cornell.edu
Tue Jul 5 04:35:05 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 06:07 +0200, Peter Magnusson wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> > But remember that SELinux is:
> > - upstream (in the mainline Linux 2.6 kernel),
> When was SELinux included in the mainline Linux 2.6, what version?

It was merged in 2.6.0-test3, according to kerneltrap.org:

> Im sure NSA would love to have backdoor to SELinux if someone with evil 
> reasons (what NSA thinks is evil) uses SELinux. Since SELinux is open 
> source it cant be something obviously because it will be found very 
> quickly. Must be something that its really, really well hidden.

Have you found a bug in Fedora or RHEL SELinux? If so, please 
file a bugzilla, and we will try our best to fix it. 

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