NSA Releases Updated SELinux

    Date27 Aug 2001
    CategorySELinux
    13545
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The new SELinux prototype that uses the Linux Security Modules (LSM) kernel patch is now available for download. In this release, we are using a kernel patch based on the lsm-2001_08_16 patch against kernel 2.4.9. . . . The new SELinux prototype that uses the Linux Security Modules (LSM) kernel patch is now available for download. In this release, we are using a kernel patch based on the lsm-2001_08_16 patch against kernel 2.4.9.

    As part of its Information Assurance mission, the National Security Agency (NSA) has long been involved with the computer security research community in investigating a wide range of computer security topics including operating system security. Recognizing the critical role of operating system security mechanisms in supporting security at higher levels, researchers from the NSA's Information Assurance Research Office have been investigating an architecture that can provide the necessary security functionality in a manner that can meet the security needs of a wide range of computing environments.

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