FBAC-LSM 2009-12-13

Protect Yourself From Your Apps

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GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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DEVELOPED BY:
Z. Cliffe Schreuders
HOMEPAGE:
schreuders.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Security
Because you can't trust the programs you run to act as you expect. In most cases when you run programs they are authorised to do anything you can do. Malware and vulnerabilities in software can lead your programs to use your privileges to act maliciously.

How does it work?

FBAC-LSM is a security extension for Linux. It restricts programs based on the features that you want them to perform. You specify high level goals such as "Web Browser", some application-specific information (which can usually be automated), and then FBAC-LSM stops the programs from misbehaving.

What does the name mean?

FBAC-LSM (pronounced: Eff-back L.S.M.) is named after the security model FBAC and the LSM security framework. FBAC stands for Functionality-Based Application Confinement. The Linux Security Module (LSM) framework allows the Linux kernel to be extended with additional security features. An important component of FBAC-LSM is a Linux Security Module (LSM). FBAC-LSM also includes user-space tools. I realise the name FBAC-LSM is not catchy. One day it will probably be renamed.

Last updated on July 15th, 2010

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#security mechanism #access control #security #access #control #restriction

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