Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev-announce

From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev-announce] New Hardened subproject: Integrity
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:05:53
1 The Gentoo Hardened team is proud to announce the startup of a new
2 subproject on system integrity. Its goal is to support all integrity-related
3 technologies in Gentoo Linux, offering good integration, tools and
4 documentation to help users in setting up a more secure, managed
5 environment, fully in line with the Gentoo Hardened vision.
7 The first focus will be on supporting the Linux IMA/EVM technology within
8 Gentoo Linux. It will support the necessary kernel patches, utilities and
9 documentation to make integrity checks, compliance and reporting available
10 to the wider public. The primary focus is to prevent offline tampering of
11 files and images: when this occurs, the boot-up of the system detects the
12 tampering and refuses to load further (or report this to the administrator).
13 Online tampering detection is a second step.
15 Next to the integrity subsystem within Linux (IMA/EVM), this project will
16 also support the various trusted computing technologies (such as TPM
17 support) through well-documented guides and tools.
19 More information about this project is at
22 Wkr,
23 Sven Vermeulen