LISA 2002 - Technical Program Abstract
An Approach for Secure Software Installation*
V. N. Venkatakrishnan, R. Sekar, T. Kamat, S. Tsipa and Z.
Liang - Computer Science Dept., SUNY at Stony Brook
Pp. 219-226 of the Proceedings of LISA '02:
Sixteenth Systems Administration Conference,
USENIX Association, 2002).
We present an approach that addresses the problem of securing
software configurations from the security-relevant actions of poorly
built/faulty installation packages. Our approach is based on a policy-based control of the package manager's actions and is customizable for
site-specific policies. We discuss an implementation of this approach
in the context of the Linux operating system for the Red Hat Package
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