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Lech Szymanski - Department of Computer Science


SELinux 101


Owheo 106 - 1:00 pm, Friday 6th September


Security-Enhanced (SE) Linux is a security framework implementing mandatory access control for the Linux operating system. It was integrated into the kernel in 2003, and has been a part of the standard distribution for Red Hat and Fedora for a while now. Yet, SELinux is not generally known and often deemed difficult to work with. Many administrators choose to disable it, rather than to deal with it.

I have been working with SELinux on a project addressing the security issues of open source Content Management Systems. Finding the documentation on the practical use of SELinux lacking, I have been compiling a tutorial on SELinux itself during the project. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to SELinux based on this tutorial.

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