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New Security Feature in Fedora 18 Part 3: New Confined/Permissive Process Domains
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Each Fedora we release a bunch of new domains that will run in permissive mode for the release.  When the next release is released, the permissive domains are made enforcing.

In my blog,10 things you probably did not know about SELinux.. #4, I describe how you can interact with permissive domains.

In Fedora 17, we added 11 new permissive domains, 10 of which are now enforcing in Fedora 18.  matahari policy was removed, since the project was cancelled.

Fedora 17 Permissive Domains/ Now Confined in Fedora 18

couchdb_t, blueman_t, httpd_zoneminder_script_t, zoneminder_t, selinux_munin_plugin_t, sge_shepherd_t, sge_execd_t,
sge_job_t, keystone_t, pacemaker_t


Fedora 18 Permissive Domains

   pkcsslotd_t (daemon manages PKCS#11 objects between PKCS#11-enabled applications)
   slpd_t  (Server Location Protocol Daemon)
   sensord_t (Sensor information logging daemon)
   mandb_t  (Cron job used to create /var/cache/man content)
   glusterd_t (policy for glusterd service)
   stapserver_t (Instrumentation System Server) Note: This was back ported to Fedora 17.
   realmd_t (dbus system service which manages discovery and enrollment in realms and domains like Active Directory or IPA)
   phpfpm_t (FastCGI Process Manager)


Fedora 18 Confined Domains
With the open sourcing of OpenShift we have created several new process domains.  openshift controls separation between each of its users and users applications, which means it needs to be confined out of the box.  openshift_t is the type that each application runs as, with a difference MCS label.  I will blog on the openshift policy in the future.
      openshift_app_t, openshift_cgroup_read_t, openshift_initrc_t, httpd_openshift_script_t, openshift_t

Fedora 18 Domains Removed
matahari (Project cancelled)

Fedora 18 Domains Reorganization
We split sandbox and sandboxX policy apart, in order to shrink the policy size. and now disable sandbox policy by default.  We are doing this because not many people use sandbox (Character only version of sandbox, used for pipes and streams) versus sandboxX.  sandbox policy is very big, and disabling by default reduces the size of policy by around 8%.

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