Security Updates For Linux 4.5 Brings Improvements For Smack, EVM & TPM
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 18 January 2016 at 07:55 AM EST. Add A Comment
Linus Torvalds pulled in the security subsystem updates this weekend for the Linux 4.5 kernel.

Security updates for Linux 4.5 include TPM/TPM2 enhancements for the Trusted Platform Module, Smack now supports file-receive process-based permission checking for sockets, and EVM has support for loading an x509 certificate from the kernel into the EVM trusted kernel keyring. There are also bug-fixes and other minor improvements as part of these security updates for Linux 4.5.

More details on these security updates for Linux 4.5 can be found via the pull request sent in last week by James Morris. If you are unfamiliar with the other Linux 4.5 features merged already, see our week one feature overview.
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