VXE 1.57

VXE protects UNIX servers from such intruders, hacker attacks from network and so on.
VXE protects UNIX servers from such intruders, hacker attacks from network and so on.
It protects software subsystems, such as: SMTP, POP, HTTP and any other subsystem, already installed on the server.

Main problem with UNIX security is that superuser can do with system anything he wants. There are programs (daemons) which work with superuser privilegies, for example popd, sendmail, and accessible from network (Internet/Intranet). There could be bugs in any program, so intruder connects to such programs via network, exploit existing bugs in it and get a control over all host.

VXE (Virtual eXecuting Environment) is an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). It protects UNIX servers from intruders, hacker attacks from network and so on. It protects software subsystems, such as: SMTP, POP, HTTP and any other subsystem, already installed at the server. There is no need to change configuration of existing software - just PROTECT it.

So, VXE solve the following problem: protects host and particular subsystems, which work as superuser and can have bugs. This is the situation we have in real life.

VXE can be used for tasks such as:

daemon protection, as mentioned above;
provide user access to command line (shell, telnet) with restrictions (VXE describes - what tools and files are available for each user, and these restrictions can't be broken by any tricks); with VXE it is possible to allow user CGI hosting; VXE limits resources available to programs supplied by user, so it is painless to have user uploaded CGI scripts;
etc.

VXE source code is available under GPL license.

What's New in This Release:

vsnprintf is used instead of vsprintf in print.c
common.vxf fixed for two strings syscalls (like #38)
in case of LISP error - arguments of syscall caused it will be printed in log
web based VXED development system uses PERL instead of TclX & LISP

last updated on:
July 13th, 2006, 22:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
vxe.quercitron.com
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
vxe
category:
ROOT \ System \ Networking
VXE
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