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).
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