1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

Using SELinux security enforcement in Linux-based embedded devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2927,
        author={Bj\o{}rn Vogel and Bernd Steinke},
        title={Using SELinux security enforcement in Linux-based embedded devices},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={selinux security embedded system},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2927}
    }
    
  • Björn Vogel
    Bernd Steinke
    Year: 2010
    Using SELinux security enforcement in Linux-based embedded devices
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2927
Björn Vogel1,*, Bernd Steinke2,*
  • 1: nomiko e.V. Bochum, Germany
  • 2: Nokia Research Center Bochum, Germany
*Contact email: Bjoern.Vogel@uni-dortmund.de, Bernd.Steinke@Nokia.com

Abstract

This contribution describes how Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is enabled on a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. It will refer to a procedure done under a Debian [1] Testing (Etch) Environment. The procedure will also be possible under other Linux distributions but since Maemo is built upon Debian, this approach is the most preferrable way to extend Maemo Linux. An SELinux enabled device will provide the possibility of a convenient configuration of the device. Different stakeholders can define detailled access control to the components they maintain. This ensures the interests of the stakeholders by providing the benefits of a Linux based embedded device.