Walsh: Cool things with SELinux... Introducing sandbox -X

    Date17 Sep 2009
    CategorySELinux
    16783
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Red Hat SELinux hacker Dan Walsh has a weblog posting about a new feature added to his SELinux sandbox. sandbox -X essentially combines the sandbox with the idea behind the "xguest" user to create a sandbox for arbitrary desktop applications. It came out of a request to be able to sandbox "acroread": "Acroread and most other desktop applications use multiple communication channels, interacting not just with stdin and stdout, but accessing configuration files, directly or using interprocess calls as with GConf, the X server and other applications, and usually have full run of the user's home directory.
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