Ready, set, commit!

Yesterday, I have entered the realms of Gentoo Development again. But as it was getting late then, I had to wait before the first commits happened. So this evening, things were done. The first couple of documentation bugs (mostly related to OpenRC) have been committed to the Gentoo CVS repository …

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checksec kernel security

I have blogged about checksec.sh earlier before. Jono, one of the #gentoo-hardened IRC-members, kindly pointed me to its --kernel option. So I feel obliged to give its options a stab as well. So, here goes the next batch of OPE-style (One Paragraph Explanations).

~# checksec.sh --kernel
* Kernel protection information …
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emerge-webrsync and gpg verification

Gentoo has been working on its security from very early on. One of the (many) features it supports is to allow users to validate the state of the portage tree. Ebuild signing (where developers sign the Manifest file with their key) is one of the layers offered by Gentoo, but …

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Some people on #selinux are ... dolphins

A very useful resource for anyone working on or with SELinux policies is the #selinux chat channel on irc.freenode.net. People like Dominick Grift and Dan Walsh you would first think are IRC bots (being online all the time, answering questions), but I recently read that they must be …

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On the new SELinux profiles

Ever since Anthony put in the new SELinux profiles - which was long due - they have seen quite a few tests and the necessary, evolutionary updates. No changes that broke things, no oddities that would give a WTF to whomever is using it. The latest updates were to remove some obsolete …

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Gentoo Hardened SELinux state

Since last post, we've been working on the further stabilization and bug fixing of the SELinux policies within Gentoo Hardened. You might have noticed that we started working on the QA of the packages, like I promised in the last post. The binaries within selinux-base-policy are now published somewhere on …

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What's next after stabilization?

The last few weeks have shown quite a few interesting improvements on Gentoo Hardened's SELinux state. We now have improved (simplified) Gentoo profile support, supporting SELinux on no-multilib (an often requested feature, now finally in), we stabilized the 2.20101213 policies that are in the tree and are cleaning up …

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Policy 25, 26

Recently I've seen quite a few messages on IRC pop up about policy.25 or even policy.26 so I harassed the guys in the chat channel to talk about it. Apparently, these new binary policy formats add support for filename transitions and non-process role transitions.

Currently, when you initiate …

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