Friday, October 19, 2007

Weekly Papers - Oct 17

SMACK, aka Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel by Casey Schaufler attempts to bring MAC (Mandatory Access Control that is, not the network MAC) to the masses via a LSM in Linux. For those unfamiliar with MAC in the security context, think that everything is labeled with explicit access control and stricter rules on changing access. The CIPSO network tagging is also interesting as we had been considering how to convey local context as part of Lockdown during the TCP SYN phase.

Interesting also that the work in that it is a real live implementation.

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