A Trusted Path design and implementation for Security Enhanced Linux
Hilchie, Allan T.
Irvine, Cynthia E.
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The threat posed by malicious software and networked adversaries to computers has resulted in the development of mechanisms to provide assurance that security sensitive information is not being compromised. One such mechanism is called a Trusted Path. A Trusted Path provides a protected communications channel that permits the computer to authenticate itself to the user and for the user to authenticate to the system. This thesis provides a demonstration implementation of a Trusted Path for Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) and is used to examine trusted paths, their design and implementation. Additionally, the effectiveness of a Trusted Path for SELinux is analyzed. This research is meant to provide a framework that could be used in combination with other efforts to enhance the security of SELinux.
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