Eric Paris, a SELinux developer, has announced today a new SELinux feature: “Dan and I (mostly Dan) have started to play with using SELinux to confine random untrusted binaries. The program is called ‘sandbox.’ The idea is to allow administrators to lock down tightly untrusted applications in a sandbox where they can not use the network and open/create any file that is not handed to the process. Can be used to protect a system while allowing it to run some untrusted binary.”
Introducing SELinux Sandbox, Confines Untrusted Binaries
Submitted by diegocg 2009-05-26 Linux 5 Comments
This reminds me of something I read about the OLPC project. Don’t they do something similar?
I wonder if this could also be used to create a sandboxed AppDir environment. (Just thinking aloud really — I’ve had something like this in mind for a while.)
Edited 2009-05-26 20:52 UTC