2001 FREENIX Track Technical Program - Abstract
LOMAC: MAC You Can Live With
Timothy Fraser, NAI Labs
LOMAC is a security enhancement for Linux kernels. LOMAC demonstrates
that it is possible to apply Mandatory Access Control techniques to
standard Linux kernels already deployed in the field, and to do so in
a manner that is simple, compatible, and largely invisible to the
traditional Linux user. The LOMAC Loadable Kernel Module protects the
integrity of critical system processes and files from viruses, worms,
Trojan horses, and malicious remote users. It is compatible with
standard Linux 2.2 kernels and applications, and seeks to provide
useful protection without site-specific configuration. LOMAC is
designed to be a form of MAC that typical users can live with.
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