"The three authors are well versed in the topic and comprise the best team to write on SELinux that you could find. Even though it is written as a straightforward text - as opposed to a study guide - I appreciate how each chapter ends with a summary and then exercises to reinforce what you've just finished reading. "--Emmett Dulaney, Editor, UnixReview.com
"This is a very good book and is easily the best I've seen yet on the subject of SELinux. If you've been tasked with maintaining an SELinux-enabled machine, would like to write or enhance existing SELinux policy, or just want to understand what SELinux is and how it came to be, then this is the book for you. "--Ryan Maple, Reviewer, LinuxSecurity.com
SELinux: Bring World-Class Security to Any Linux Environment!
SELinux offers Linux/UNIX integrators, administrators, and developers a state-of-the-art platform for building and maintaining highly secure solutions. Now that SELinux is included in the Linux 2.6 kernel—and delivered by default in Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and other major distributions—it’s easier than ever to take advantage
of its benefits.
SELinux by Example is the first complete, hands-on guide to using SELinux in production environments. Authored by three leading SELinux researchers and developers, it illuminates every facet of working with SELinux, from its architecture and security object model to its policy language. The book thoroughly explains SELinux sample policies— including the powerful new Reference Policy—showing how to quickly adapt them to your unique environment. It also contains a comprehensive SELinux policy language reference and covers exciting new features in Fedora Core 5 and the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.
• Thoroughly understand SELinux’s access control and security mechanisms
• Use SELinux to construct secure systems from the ground up
• Gain fine-grained control over kernel resources
• Write policy statements for type enforcement, roles, users, and constraints
• Use optional multilevel security to enforce information classification and manage users with diverse clearances
• Create conditional policies that can be changed on-the-fly
• Define, manage, and maintain SELinux security policies
• Develop and write new SELinux security policy modules
• Leverage emerging SELinux technologies to gain even greater flexibility
• Effectively administer any SELinux system