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Re: SELinux removed from desktop cd spin?



On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 20:03 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 08:57:56PM +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I believe that SELinux is a great linux server security hardening tool
> > but that has little use in desktop linux usage and it confuses
> > ordinary desktop users.
> 
> It is of great use in a desktop spin. On my 'desktop' install for my
> laptop I have many many system daemons running under a confined domain

Also, note that XACE/XSELinux has been merged to the trunk of xorg, so
the ability of SELinux to confine desktop applications in interesting
ways is only going to increase over time...

> 
> auditd
> console-kit-daemon
> crond
> cupsd
> dbus-daemon
> hald
> init
> libvirtd
> NetworkManager
> rklogd
> rpcbind
> rpc.statd
> rsyslogd
> /sbin/dhclient
> /sbin/mingetty
> /sbin/udevd
> /usr/bin/nm-vpnc-service
> /usr/sbin/acpid
> /usr/sbin/dnsmasq
> /usr/sbin/gdm-binary
> /usr/sbin/hcid
> /usr/sbin/smartd
> /usr/sbin/sshd
> /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant
> 
> 
> > If it hasn't been discussed before I would like to propose that on
> > desktop cd spin SELinux is not installed by default, of course after
> > discussion and approval from you (fedora devels).
> 
> No. SELinux provides very real & important protection for desktop users.
> 
> Dan.
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