The 2009 SELinux Developer Summit has been announced, and will take place on the 20th of September in Portland, Oregon as part of LinuxCon. The Call for Participation calls for talk and developer session proposals, with the primary topics of extensibility and usability. All those planning to attend are asked to join the event mailing list so the organizers can estimated numbers and provide any event updates.
A new graphical management application for SELinux called SEAdmin has been announced on the ubuntu-hardened mailing list. SEAdmin, developed in Mono and GTK#, is intended to be used with any distribution, and currently works under Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 10. More information, including screenshots, may be found at the project site.
Tresys have announced a mailing list for the CLIP (Certifiable Linux Integration Platform) project. CLIP provides resources and tools for certifying RHEL systems running SELinux for various government requirements. Information on the mailing list, including subscription instructions and archives is available here.
Tresys have announced the release of version 2.20081210 of Reference Policy. This is a major release which includes the replacement of the type enforcement RBAC scheme with user-based access control (UBAC) role separation. The policy version naming scheme now includes a major version number (2.x), and previous versions are considered to be 1.x. Other changes in this release include the addition of support for the milter package, and integration with the new open permission. Reference policy is available from the project download page.
According to a press release from atsec, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 5.1 has been certified under common criteria to EAL4+ via LSPP, CAPP and RBACPP profiles. This is similar to previous certifications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (upon which OEL is based), although it appears that this certification additionally covers the running of an unprivileged virtualized instance of the OS.