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Re: RPM security (a newbie question)



Todd Zullinger wrote:
And, of course, on top of compiler options and firewalls, SELinux is
one more layer that is added to protect against problems in upstream
code.  If upstream code has some hole that tries to mail off
/etc/passwd somewhere, this is very likely to be denied by SELinux.
And when someone reports the denial, Dan, Miroslav, and the other
SELinux maintainers aren't too likely to allow it without asking what
good reason the upstream code would have to take such an action.

SELinux will not help you more if it gets overwritten/rootkited by malicious RPM package (for instance during the install process).

You execute rpm install as root, don't you.

STF

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