Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2008 09:43 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "OpenSolaris has launched a new project, Flexible Mandatory Access Control, to integrate the Flask/TE security scheme into their OS. This is the same underlying model implemented by SELinux, and follows other cross-platform Flask/TE integration projects such as SEDarwin and SEBSD. This is very exciting in terms of establishing compatible security across operating systems, particularly for Mandatory Access Control, which has traditionally been narrowly focused and generally incompatible. With FMAC, we're closer to seeing truly ubiquitous, cross-platform MAC security."
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RE[4]: Trusted Solaris?
by Bitterman on Wed 5th Mar 2008 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Trusted Solaris?"
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woh thanks i had never heard that but i'll take your word for it. that is a pretty bad performance hit. Personally i'll still deal with it cause i want some security infrastructure to get adopted. Open source has way, way too many programs on a machine. I mean look at debians repo's you got 20,000 different applications. That is ALOT of security bugs waiting to be found or already found and being exploited. There needs to be a wrapper in the middle to protect the machine from poor code. Weather it be Selinux or another type of MAC system, or stack protection I dont know or care, but there needs to be something between poor code and free reign of a machine. for now SElinux appears to be the one with the most active development and adoption.

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