Archive for March, 2008

SE-PostgreSQL 8.3-based release

by James Morris |  Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

KaiGai Koehi announced the release of an updated version of SE-PostgreSQL based on version 8.3 of the database. In terms of official packages, this release supports only the upcoming Fedora 9 and current rawhide. RPMs may be downloaded here, or check the project site for other source versions.

Core SELinux version R080305 released

by James Morris |  Thursday, March 6th, 2008

The NSA have announced the latest release of the core userland SELinux code. According to the changelog, changes in this release include support for policy capabilities (i.e. allowing features to be selectively implemented in policy), several enhancements to libselinux, optimized matchpathcon, improved error handling and various bugfixes. The release may be downloaded here. Also noted in the release is a new page on the NSA site: Related Work, providing links to information on the underlying architecture and non-Linux implementations.

Opensolaris launches fine-grained MAC (FMAC) project with TE/Flask security

by James Morris |  Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The NSA announced the launch of a fine-grained MAC (FMAC) project for OpenSolaris. Similar to SELinux, FMAC is the integration of the Flask/TE security scheme into the OS. For more information, visit the FMAC project page.