[ubuntu-hardened] Correctly Enabling SELinux on Intrepid

Kees Cook kees at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 8 18:46:04 BST 2009


On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 02:59:22PM -0500, TJ Easter wrote:
>      Can you speak to the effectiveness and usability of Jaunty beta
> for your average laptop power-user?  I typically run PostgreSQL and
> Apache+PHP+mod_perl on the box for local development work, wireless
> internet access (plain old 802.11b), and gcc.

There might be small glitches, but from Beta on, things are pretty stable.
It's a great time to get installed so that any serious bugs can be
reported (and hopefully fixed before final release).

>      My biggest concern is the usability of KDE 4.x under SELinux.  I
> do not X as root, so I'll be depending on some UID transitions to take
> place (i.e., kdesu).  Is there any known breakage with that?

I have not tested it, the SELinux policies are maintained by the community,
so if you're interested in it, please join in and help.  :)


Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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